Dundee 0
Rangers 2
League (Premier Division)

0 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, September 1st, 1984
Dens Park
Attendance: 14,156
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Eric Ferguson (44)
Ian Redford (70)

Team Managers
Archie Knox
Jock Wallace

Starting Eleven
1. Tam Carson
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Stuart Rafferty
5. John McCormack
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Ray Stephen
8. John Brown
9. Walker McCall
10. Bobby Connor
11. Albert Kidd
Nicky Walker
Dave McKinnon
Ally Dawson
John McClelland
Craig Paterson
Ian Redford
Bobby Russell
Cammy Fraser
Ally McCoist
Eric Ferguson
Davie Cooper

12. Jim Smith
14. Derek McWilliams
Dave McPherson
Dave Mitchell

Jim Smith for Bobby Connor (75)
Derek McWilliams for Stuart Rafferty (79)
Dave McPherson for Bobby Russell (76)
Dave Mitchell for Ally McCoist (84)

Albert Kidd
Ally Dawson
Ally McCoist
Eric Ferguson

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

H. Alexander (Kilmarnock) (Referee)
R. A. Bisset (Inverurie) & D. F. Bell (Edinburgh) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at September 1st, 1984)

1984-85 All Time
Tam Carson (GK)25 5 - 5 -
Bobby Glennie - 6 - 2704
Tosh McKinlay19 6 - 543
George McGeachie25 6 - 2018
John McCormack - 6 - 6 -
John Brown - 5151
Bobby Connor - 6161
Stuart Rafferty23 6161
Walker McCall - 514520
Ray Stephen - 6313429
Albert Kidd - 6 - 10310
Jim Smith (sub) - 2 - 1034
Derek McWilliams (sub) - 4 - 4 -

League Table (as at September 1st, 1984)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

I was much more satisfied with our play on Wednesday night against Kilmarnock and I'm sure the fans will agree that we fully deserve to be looking forward now to a quarter final tie against Hearts.

There was a great deal of drama and excitement here on Wednesday night and the display on the park was a vast improvement from our disappointing showing against Dumbarton.

I would say that it's taken a bit longer for us to get our game together than I would have hoped but the signs were there for all to see on Wednesday that we are getting nearer what is required.

Some of our outfield play was first class and although we missed chances we succeeded in setting up plenty of them.

All fans who were at Dens on Wednesday will know that we were up against an inspired goalkeeper in the form of Kilmarnock's Alan McCulloch. And also on several occasions we were thwarted by scoring efforts hitting the woodwork.

Looking back on the start we've made to the season I would probably agree that we were possibly expecting too much too quickly from a team which is in effect a brand new side.

I've said all along that the players we have brought to this club have all got a lot to offer and I think they went some way to convincing the fans on Wednesday.

Certainly, there is still much to be done and we'll have to start picking up points in the League, but there was clear indication against Kilmarnock that the jigsaw while not yet complete - is beginning to take some form of shape.

Kilmarnock deserve every credit for keeping us at bay for so long and the penalty shoot-out provided high drama for the supporters.

Certainly, there can be no complaints about this new look competition with lots of interesting ties and some real crackers in the quarter final... not the least the visit of Hearts to Dens Park.

Obviously, we'll be putting that out of our minds today when it's vital that we begin to collect much-needed League points.

The players will be fit and raring to go and there are no worries about Wednesday's extra-time taking its toll physically. We're as fit as any team here at Dens and we hope to prove it today.