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League (Premier League)
Juan Sara (75)
||Neil McCann (57)|
1. Robert Douglas
2. Barry Smith
4. Marcello Marrocco
5. Marco De Marchi
6. Steven Tweed
18. Javier Artero
14. Gavin Rae
8. Ivano Bonetti
29. Alessandro Romano
10. Georgi Nemsadze
7. Fabian Caballero
Giovanni van Bronckhurst
Ronald de Boer
3. Jamie Langfield
20. Lee Wilkie
16. Michael Yates
9. Juan Sara
11. Willie Falconer
Juan Sara for Ivano Bonetti (73)
Lee Wilkie for Barry Smith (90)
Peter Lovenkrands for Neil McCann (73)
Ronald de Boer for Charlie Miller (81)
Fernando Ricksen for Claudio Reyna (90)
Marco De Marchi
Douglas McDonald (Referee)
|Robert Douglas (GK)||-||8||-||128||-|
|Marco De Marchi||-||4||-||4||-|
|Lee Wilkie (sub)||20||4||1||31||1|
|Juan Sara (sub)||-||8||3||8||3|
No league table has been added for this season.
This afternoon is a very big game for us as we welcome Rangers, the reigning SPL Champions.
They are, of course, a very, very good team, but the kind of side which I think that I and the players will enjoy playing against.
Naturally, it is an extremely difficult game, heightened by their heavy defeat at Celtic's hands in their last league outing.
All I can promise is that we will be doing our very best to emerge from the game with something tangible.
Unfortunately, we go into the game on the back of an exit from the CIS Insurance Cup at Love Street earlier this week.
Inevitably, all the publicity has surrounded the sending offs and these very much influenced the eventual outcome. We tried to play football and were coping well, but it is difficult to play for an hour with ten men and for the last half hour with only nine.
Obviously, and particularly after Tuesday evening's events at Love Street, we are going to have to watch the situation. Players are always going to get booked, but we cannot afford to tolerate any indiscipline. Anyone who does not respect this will find himself paying for it.
There are quality footballers here but if they are to make that quality count we need to have all eleven players on the pitch from the start of the game through to the final whistle. And that is very much the way I hope it stays in the future.
Just looking back at our last league fixture against Hearts for a moment, it was a game from which we should have taken more.
Unfortunately, the only person on whom I could lay the blame for us only drawing was myself, because, it was my mistake which led directly to their late penalty equaliser.
However, I was happy enough with other aspects in that on the evidence of this game, we were much the better side against a Hearts side which finished third last season.
Now this afternoon, we get the chance to measure ourselves against the very best, and hopefully, we can rise to the occasion.