2 - 1
2 - 1
Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Ray Stephen (68)
Iain Ferguson (80)
1. Alan Blair
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Cammy Fraser
5. Jim Smith
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Peter Mackie
8. Lex Richardson
9. Iain Ferguson
10. Ray Stephen
11. Albert Kidd
12. Iain MacDonald
14. Colin McGlashan
Colin McGlashan for Peter Mackie (61)
Alistair Stewart for Douglas Lawrie
David McCabe for Colin Walker
George Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)
|Alan Blair (GK)||-||3||-||31||-|
|Colin McGlashan (sub)||-||6||-||8||-|
No league table has been added for this season.
The Scottish Cup is always very special and that's why today's game against Airdrie is definitely one to look forward to. There is a charisma about the Cup and at the end of the day every team worth its salt wants to progress in it as far as they possibly can.
I've talked before about ambition being an important part of the game and any club or player with any ambition at all will want to be there at Hampden Park on the 21st May.
The Cup is also special in that no matter who you play or where you play you're certain to get a hard game and today's fixture will be no exception.
Battle Having seen Airdrie against St. Johnstone on Monday night I know we can expect them to make it very hard for us this afternoon. Airdrie have a number of players with Premier League experience and going by Monday's tie at Broomfield, they'll certainly battle every inch of the way.
Nevertheless, if we apply ourselves as we can we should be thinking in terms of the next round. Wednesday night at Easter Road proved to be yet another disappointment as the fog put paid to the game in the first half and this once again frustrated our hopes of getting a run of games going so we can find out where we stand.
The players were extremely disappointed when the match was abandoned and this certainly was evident on the team bus going back to Dundee.
But there was also all-round sympathy for the Dundee fans who had made the journey to Edinburgh only for it to end in frustration.
I WOULD WISH EVERY ONE OF THESE FANS TO KNOW THAT WE APPRECIATED THEIR PRESENCE AT EASTER ROAD.
Our new signing Colin Harris from Raith Rovers was on the bench on Wednesday night and although he's not available for this afternoon's game, he is not Cup-tied with Raith and will therefore be available if we progress further.
I've known about Colin for some time and his arrival at Dens Park will hopefully increase competition for first team places. It's my experience that players respond to competition for first team places they are aware of what they've got to do to keep their place and that can only be good for the club.
I'm aware too that there is still a need to add to the pool by whatever means we can and I'll continue to work to that end.