Dundee manager Jim McIntyre has told his players to “embrace” playing at Ibrox in tonight’s vital Scottish Premiership clash – despite only being four points off the foot of the table.

The Dens Park side face a real struggle against Steven Gerrard’s in-form side but the Dundee manager insists his players must have a belief in ther ability.

22nd February 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee v Hibernian; Dundee manager Jim McIntyre try to get his team more involved

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After back-to-back 5-0 wins, Rangers will be confident and McIntyre is concerned his players could face a “very long evening.”

“For me, these are the places you want to go to. That’s why you are in football – you want to go and embrace playing at Ibrox, Parkhead, the big stadiums,” McIntyre said, as quoted by The Courier.

“So you have to go there and have a real belief in your ability for a start.

23rd January 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Dundee; Dundee manager Jim McIntyre

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“If you go there with self-doubt then it can be a very long evening.”

Fellow strugglers Hamilton travel to Aberdeen tonight, while St. Mirren face Livingston at home.

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With St. Mirren only four points behind Dundee and Hamilton, the relegation battle could be much tighter at the end of play tonight.

If McIntyre’s side go to Ibrox fearing a thumping then there’s a good chance Steven Gerrard’s side will just pick them apart.


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