Kenny Miller the only thing to fear ahead of Dundee trip
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Kenny Miller the only thing to fear ahead of Dundee trip

Rangers face Dundee at Dens Park in a 1:30pm kick-off, tomorrow afternoon.

The Dee destroyed Hamilton 4-0 during the week, but despite that excellent result, Rangers have little to fear on their trip to the Firth of Tay.

Miller celebrates putting Dundee 1-0 up during the week. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Looking at their midweek win in isolation, could be a cause for concern. However, a glance at their overall record so far this campaign, tells a different story altogether.

Their hosts sit bottom of the SPL, having accumulated just eight points from 15 matches so far this season. Before Wednesday night, they had scored just eight league goals while conceding a massive 32. That’s an average of over two per game.

The Gers are not facing a trip to a fortress. Far from it. Dundee have just won once in eight home fixtures this season, losing a shocking six matches in their own back yard.

Dundee only have one danger man

Jim McIntyre’s side have had a very poor start to the season (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The only genuine threat they possess is former Ger, Kenny Miller.

The veteran striker had a slow start to the season, but it was his hat-trick that fired them to the win over Hamilton. He may be 38, but he proved he’s still got it, with his second and third goals coming from well outside the area.

As is proven by their overall record, Dundee have few other goal threats. Consequently, the main task ahead of the Rangers back four is to contain Miller.

Miller acknowledges the home crowd after putting Dundee 2-0 up against Hamilton. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He is not as mobile as he used to be, but to an extent, he makes up for that with his guile, built up over years of experience.

The striker will be in confident mood and looking forward to the fixture, as he looks to get one over on a Rangers team he still wishes he was part of.

It’s up to Goldson, McAuley and co., to ensure the veteran is well marshalled. If they succeed in that task, hopefully the attacking players will be able to breach the opposition’s flimsy defence.

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