Rangers vs Dundee: Opposition star in red-hot form ahead of Ibrox clash
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Rangers vs Dundee: Opposition star in red-hot form ahead of Ibrox clash

Champions and league leaders Rangers take on Dundee at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon and the visitors have a player in red-hot form in Danny Mullen.

When these two sides met at Dens Park earlier in the season, the Dee were bottom of the table and winless.

James McPake has turned things around since the Gers last faced the Dee. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

James McPake has turned things around recently, though, and they’re currently one of the form teams in Scotland.

In their last four outings, they’ve recorded three wins and three clean sheets, with the only blemish a 4-2 home defeat to Celtic.

Mullen has been absolutely vital to their form, bagging a goal against the Hoops in early November, netting the important second in a 3-0 triumph over Motherwell, and then scoring the winner against St Johnstone in midweek.

He certainly isn’t the highest-profile striker at the club given that the Dee have both Leigh Griffiths and Jason Cummings on their books.

Yet, after failing to score in his first six outings of the season, he’s now bagged three goals in his last three appearances.

26-year-old Scottish striker Danny Mullen is in outstanding form ahead of Rangers vs Dundee at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

All three were smart finishes.

Against Celtic, he glanced a header past Joe Hart from close range, while he found the bottom right corner against Motherwell and the bottom left corner against St Johnstone with right-footed strikes from around 12 yards out.

He’s a man in form and Rangers’ likely centre-back pairing of Connor Goldson and Calvin Bassey will have to pay close attention to him throughout the Ibrox clash to prevent him from extending his impressive goalscoring streak.

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