Dundee boss hails ‘outstanding’ Danny Mullen ahead of Rangers clash

Dundee manager James McPake is looking forward to taking his side to Ibrox to face Rangers this afternoon after back-to-back Premiership wins – praising on-fire Dens Park star Danny Mullen for his part in their recent improved form.

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After an enforced break last month due to the internationals and League Cup semi-finals, McPake’s side have come back refreshed in recent games as they’ve climbed to ninth in the table and eased themselves away from the foot of the table.

An emphatic 3-0 win over Motherwell last weekend was followed up with a 1-0 win over St Johnstone, with Mullen scoring in both to take his recent tally to three goals in three games.

While some have suggested the Dens Park side have a tough run of games, McPake is savouring travelling to Glasgow to take on Rangers this afternoon having faced Celtic two weeks ago in the City of Discovery.

“People were saying it’s a tough schedule but ask anyone involved in football, you want to have games,” McPake said.

“The wee break was good because we worked on a lot and I think you’re seeing that now. We also got some people up to speed, Danny Mullen in particular who has been outstanding.

“But now the games are coming quick and fast. It’s great when you’re coming in midweek to recover and then setting up for going to Ibrox on the Saturday.

“That’s the reason we wanted to get into the Premiership. We’ve started the second set of fixtures with three wins and one defeat against a very good Celtic team. We go to Ibrox on the back of two wins, so let’s see what happens.”

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