3 - 1
3 - 1
League (Premier Division)
Iain Ferguson (pen.)
Iain Ferguson (pen.)
1. Colin Kelly
2. George McGeachie
3. Stewart McKimmie
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Ian Fleming
9. Gerry Davidson
10. Peter Mackie
11. Ray Stephen
12. Albert Kidd
14. Eric Sinclair
Albert Kidd for Gerry Davidson
Eric Sinclair for George McGeachie
A. N. Huett (Edinburgh) (Referee)
This match has no report.
|Colin Kelly (GK)||-||3||-||3||-|
|Eric Sinclair (sub)||-||8||1||261||88|
|Albert Kidd (sub)||-||4||1||43||3|
No league table has been added for this season.
After the disappointment of our League Cup exit we are now down to the real business of improving on last year's League performance, and today it is a pleasure to welcome Motherwell back to the Premier League and also to welcome their new manager Jock Wallace.
We must try to overcome the disappointment of our defeat at Parkhead last Saturday as there were a lot of good things that came out of the game. Our defensive qualities have been getting a fair bit of stick from all quarters but on Saturday it took two very good goals from Celtic to prevent us getting a good result in Glasgow.
Motherwell, on the other hand, achieved a good result against the other branch of the Old Firm with a 2-2 draw at Fir Park and I am quite sure Mr Wallace will be very keen to go one better today.
Today is our first home league game and as I have said in the past it is vital to get a good start to the Premier programme. So although we played reason ably well last week at Parkhead we must go one better today and get a result against Motherwell.
Injuries have not helped things in the past few games and hopefully today we will have overcome most of them. The attitude and the skill shown in the first half performance against Morton when we took a 3-1 lead showed up very well for the future and we must try to continue that performance for 90 minutes.
The young players have adapted very well to the Premier League and as I have said on numerous occasions we must depend a great deal on youngsters. This is no disrespect to the older members of the staff who worked very hard to keep us in the Premier League last season and if we can all pull together the results that we all want to see at Dens Park will soon come along.
One of the realities of cutting back on our playing staff has been very notice able this past week when because of injuries we had to postpone a reserve game from the Friday night to the Monday night.
It may also mean that we have to throw younger players in at the deep end but if they have the ability age doesn't matter.
On the theme of younger players it was good to see Tosh McKinlay and Rowan Hamilton being invited down to Largs for the Under-18 select trials and we can only hope that they were able to show their true ability and continue a very good record of dee youth players representing their country.