Dundee 3
Rangers 2
League (Premier Division)

3 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, October 15th, 1983
Dens Park
Attendance: 11,945
3:00 PM Kick-off

Iain Ferguson (18)
Walker McCall (40)
Iain Ferguson (80)
Robert Russell (41)
Ian Redford (50)

Team Managers
Donald Mackay
John Greig

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart McKimmie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Andy Geddes
5. Jim Smith
6. Iain MacDonald
7. Iain Ferguson
8. Cammy Fraser
9. Walker McCall
10. Lex Richardson
11. Ray Stephen
Peter McCloy
Ally Dawson
John McClelland
Davie McPherson
Craig Paterson
Dave Mackinnon
Robert Russell
Ally McCoist
Sandy Clark
Ian Redford
Davie Cooper

12. Bobby Glennie
14. Peter Mackie
John MacDonald
Derek Ferguson

Peter Mackie for Andy Geddes (84)
John MacDonald for Ian Redford (84)

None. Craig Paterson

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)
C. Ross (Edinburgh) & J. Reid (Airdrie) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at October 15th, 1983)

1983-84 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK) - 4 - 72 -
Stewart McKimmie - 13 - 91 -
Tosh McKinlay18 12 - 13 -
Jim Smith - 7 - 653
Andy Geddes - 51278
Lex Richardson - 4 - 4 -
Cammy Fraser - 12 - 12818
Iain MacDonald - 123726
Ray Stephen - 12 - 10722
Walker McCall - 117117
Iain Ferguson - 12711343
Peter Mackie (sub) - 9115720

League Table (as at October 15th, 1983)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Our prospects have taken a real turn for the better since I last wrote prior to the Celtic match here at Dens last month. Since that sad day we've taken full points from two tough away fixtures and we've drawn with Aberdeen at Pittodrie-and that is pretty good going by anyone's standards.

However, I'd like to make it clear to you, our loyal supporters, that although our performances of late have reaped a healthy dividend in the way of points, our form has still left a fair bit to be desired.

This was very much in evidence at Muirton last week when we dominated almost from the word go but only translated our obvious superiority into goals in the game's later stages.

The same thing happened at Motherwell a week earlier when we worked hard throughout but only created a meaningful gap in terms of goals as the game wore on. Certainly we were also well worth our victory at Fir Park although I would be the first to admit that there were still aspects of our play which require hard work.

As you know I don't normally like to single out players. but I must say something about Bobby Geddes who played quite brilliantly at Motherwell and indeed, saved a penalty when we were only one goal in front.

I've said in the Press that we at Dens consider ourselves lucky to have two first class goalkeepers in the form of Bobby and young Colin Kelly.

These two represent just the type of competition for places I'm after. I often regret the lack of options available to me other departments although I must say that the acquisition of Lex Richardson looks like being a very good one for this club.

I sense that the fans have already taken to Lex and if he plays as I know his is capable of doing then I will be very pleased.

On his form Lex Richardson is an excellent midfielder and I have often said that we need engthening in this area. I mentioned earlier our three good results and none of you will require to be reminded that all of these were away from home.

And that is why our lads have promised to go about the challenge presented by Glasgow Rangers at Dens today with a real determination.

The players are extremely keen to give our fans some thing to shout about at Dens Park and while I would extend a warm welcome to the Ibrox players and fans alike, I hope that we have managed to do just that by 4.40 p.m.

Finally, I would like to add my congratulations to lain Ferguson and Tosh McKinlay who were included in the Scotland Under-21 squad in midweek. Iain of course has been in the squad for some time but it was Tosh's first experience at this level and everyone at Dens was delighted for him.