Dundee 3
Rangers 2
League (Premier Division)

3 - 2

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, November 23rd, 1985
Dens Park
Attendance: 10,798
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Brown 
John Brown (pen.) 
John Brown 

Team Managers
Archie Knox

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Rab Shannon
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Jim Duffy
5. Jim Smith
6. Bobby Glennie
7. Stuart Rafferty
8. John Brown
9. Graham Harvey
10. Bobby Connor
11. Ray Stephen

12. Stewart Forsyth
14. Albert Kidd

Stewart Forsyth for Graham Harvey
Albert Kidd for Stuart Rafferty

None. None.

Red Cards
Tosh McKinlay
Match Officials

G. B. Smith (Edinburgh) (Referee)
R. A. Bisset (Inverurie) & P. Trotter (Edinburgh) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at November 23rd, 1985)

1985-86 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)25 18 - 136 -
Jim Duffy26 18 - 18 -
Bobby Glennie28 1813205
Tosh McKinlay20 7 - 966
Rab Shannon19 18 - 28 -
Jim Smith24 1811466
John Brown23 1655816
Bobby Connor25 1825911
Stuart Rafferty24 141585
Graham Harvey23 142244
Ray Stephen22 17618942
Stewart Forsyth (sub)24 3 - 18 -
Albert Kidd (sub)24 5113114

League Table (as at November 23rd, 1985)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

The less said about our game against Dundee United last Saturday the better. We are disappointed at the fact that we have lost three games in a row as it's something we are not used to. At the end of last season we put together a good run and we all know that winning one game can be the start of a consistent spell. We are not going to panic after these results even though we are far from happy with the form over these games.

What we have to do is keep working away at what we do during the week, keep faith in our ability and aim for that good result which will improve confidence. Today is one of these bigger games where the players know that there is going to be a big crowd and a good atmosphere. If we can get a result today this could be the platform for better results. Overall, I feel that the team are not that far away from getting back on the rails as they have played some good football recently. The transfer market has very little movement in it at present and if there is not a flow of money going through the game it is difficult to get new personnel. Accepting that is a fact of the game I would repeat the message that we will continue to work with the players at our disposal. The players that are currently at Dens do work hard at the game and now is the time for them to have faith in their ability.

Rangers have had both a good spell and a bad spell in the League this season yet they still occupy third spot. Playing Rangers is never easy but while they have the possibility of keeping in touch with Aberdeen and Celtic, they will be that wee bit more determined to do well. We of course beat them at Ibrox earlier in the season so the players know what is expected of them in terms of playing against a member of the 'Old Firm'. A home win would boost the players confidence and also allow us to keep in touch with the teams above us.