Dundee 2
Rangers 3
League (Premier Division)

2 - 3

League (Premier Division)
Saturday, March 26th, 1988
Dens Park
Attendance: 14,879
3:00 PM Kick-off

Ian Angus 
Tommy Coyne 

Team Managers
Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Stewart Forsyth
3. Billy Kirkwood
4. Rab Shannon
5. Jim Smith
6. Wes Saunders
7. Alan Lawrence
8. Stuart Rafferty
9. Graham Harvey
10. Tommy Coyne
11. Ian Angus

12. Keith Wright
14. Vince Mennie

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

I. R. Cathcart (Bridge of Allan) (Referee)
A. Freeland (Aberdeen) & W. McD. Hutchison (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at March 26th, 1988)

1987-88 All Time
Bobby Geddes (GK)27 43 - 257 -
Jim Smith26 4522589
Billy Kirkwood29 5 - 5 -
Rab Shannon21 42 - 1408
Stewart Forsyth26 4111063
Wes Saunders25 6 - 6 -
Stuart Rafferty27 29115113
Ian Angus - 4478013
Alan Lawrence25 171212
Graham Harvey25 28811536
Tommy Coyne25 45367251

League Table (as at March 26th, 1988)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Today's league game with Rangers begins a very hectic week for us, and we could not ask for harder games than those we have to face in this week.

As I said today Rangers, Monday the continuation of our Cup-tie with United, Wednesday away to Hearts and finishing next Saturday with another derby game with United.

Obviously we are concerned at having to play as many games in such a short space of time while we are still challenging with Dundee United for both league and cup positions. Especially as there are other midweek dates available to play our outstanding league game with Hearts.

However, when we approached Hearts with an alternative date they refused point blank and the league backed their decision. They obviously see an advantage playing us 48 hours after a derby Cup-tie.

Dundee United have also been punished because of this as they had arranged an alternative date with St. Mirren (twice in fact) but the league have ruled they must play on Wednesday evening also. At a crucial stage of the season it seems crazy.

Back to today's game, we have yet to take any points from Rangers this season although we have given them a good challenge we have yet to get a break when we needed it.

Both teams will be all out to atone for their results last week.

We had a disastrous performance at Dunfermline and I can only apologise to the fans who travelled to East End for the lack of urgency showed. I am sure there will be a big improvement this week.