0 - 0
0 - 0
League (Premier Division)
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart Forsyth
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Rab Shannon
5. Jim Smith
6. Jim Duffy
7. Vince Mennie
8. John Brown
9. Ross Jack
10. Albert Kidd
11. Ray Stephen
12. Graham Harvey
14. Stuart Rafferty
Graham Harvey for Vince Mennie
Stuart Rafferty for Albert Kidd
D. Hope (Erskine) (Referee)
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||26||12||-||172||-|
|Stuart Rafferty (sub)||25||3||-||81||8|
|Graham Harvey (sub)||24||11||4||57||15|
No league table has been added for this season.
Last week's result against Rangers was a tremendous one for the Club especially when you consider that before coming to Dens, Rangers were in the middle of an unbeaten run. This match was in con- trast to our game away at Motherwell where we were watched by a crowd of less than 3,000. In these types of matches it is often difficult for players to get going and lack of atmosphere is something that can affect any set of players. At Motherwell we did enough to pick up a point but only played well in patches.
Against Rangers last week there was a big crowd who created a tremendous atmosphere for the players and as a result our performance was a lot better. Having said that, the players found it difficult to measure their passes in the first-half with the wind at their backs. In the second half the players found it easier to play against the wind and were able to play a more natural game. Although I was pleased with the result I took more pleasure out of our second-half performance for the reasons already stated.
All the players benefited from the atmosphere and it was good to see John Brown get on the score-sheet with a brilliant goal after the team had worked hard throughout the game.
Today we face Hearts who as a team always work hard and have a number of good players in their side. Like Rangers, Hearts are also on a good run at the moment and in recent matches they have played well to get the results. For us this is another home match and it is important that we continue to do the job at home.
We are looking for another big crowd today to create the right type of atmosphere to lift the players and hopefully you the supporters will wit ness another good game.
I have told the players that I am looking for a repeat of last Saturday's second-half performance but not just for 45 minutes. We must aim to produce that form throughout the ninety minutes as we know. that Hearts will not give up until the final whistle.
I would ask you to get behind the players and I also hope that you enjoy the game.