Dundee midfielder Paul McGowan believes the Dens Par side “need to be brave” when they face Rangers tomorrow night.

After back-to-back 5-0 wins, Steven Gerrard’s side are in good form and McGowan admits his side face a “massive challenge” at Ibrox.

22nd February 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee v Hibernian; Paul McGowan of Dundee celebrates after scoring for 1-1 in the 35th minute

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“It’s a massive challenge, there is no getting away from that,” McGowan said, as quoted by Dundee’s official website.

“They are a good side. I watched them against Hamilton on that pitch, moving the ball well and with purpose. They looked great and we know how tough it is going to be but we need to go there with a game plan. We need to be brave and take the ball and help teammates out.”

24th November 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Dundee; Paul McGowan of Dundee celebrates after scoring for 2-2 in the 47th minute

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“If we can do that we are a match for anybody as we showed out there (at Dens) against Rangers with ten men when we kept them at bay for large spells of the game.”

With Dundee only four points clear of the bottom of the table, Jim McIntyre’s side can’t afford to keep dropping points.

1st September 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Motherwell; Gael Bigirimana of Motherwell challenges for the ball with Paul McGowan of Dundee

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The Dee are very much in a relegation fight with Hamilton and St. Mirren with only 11 games to go.

McIntyre’s side face a difficult run of games before facing St. Mirren at the end of March and will be desperate to gain points.

Getting something at Ibrox will be incredibly tough but it could well be enough to kickstart Dundee’s bid for survival.

 

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