0 - 0
0 - 0
League (Premier Division)
1. Bobby Geddes
2. George McGeachie
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. John McCormack
5. Bobby Glennie
6. John Brown
7. Stuart Rafferty
9. Lex Richardson
9. Colin Hendry
10. Bobby Connor
11. Ray Stephen
12. John Waddell
14. Albert Kidd
Albert Kidd for Colin Hendry (64)
John Waddell for Bobby Connor (70)
Danny Docherty for Jim Wilson (54)
Ian Alexander for Jim Duffy (68)
D. T. McVicar (Carluke) (Referee)
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||24||19||-||116||-|
|John Waddell (sub)||19||3||-||3||-|
|Albert Kidd (sub)||23||27||3||124||13|
No league table has been added for this season.
Today's match represents another test of our immediate ambition to qualify for next season's UEFA Cup.
Victory against Morton keeps us on course to claim a place in the draw but anything less than that will virtually end our season.
That's what today's game is all about we know what has to be done - and all we are concerned about is getting full points this afternoon.
With only three games left, our destiny as far as European competition is concerned is in our own hands. And as I've said all along, if you are to be doing anything worthwhile at all in this game, you must be looking to win your home games.
We welcome Morton to Dens at the end of what has been a fairly satisfactory week for us.
Our victory against Hearts last Saturday had the effect of thrusting us right back into the race for Europe and there was also some satisfaction to be taken from our performance although it was patchy at times.
Then we had that 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt here on Monday night with a side showing some changes from the Saturday.
It is always difficult to judge things in games that are billed as friendlies but I believe it would be fair to say there was some good things in our showing and other aspects that were not so good. But Europe for real would be a completely different proposition and the players here would dearly love to have a shot at it.
As I've said we have the opportunity to make each and every game to the season's end a meaningful one but that is only on condition that we win today.
Morton will be treated with every respect and there is no way they they will be underestimated.
We must simply look on this as another game with two vital points at stake. It's the last of our run of three in a row at Dens Park and the players are very keen to make it three wins.
THEN, AND ONLY THEN, CAN WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE NEXT HURDLE WHICH FACES US.