Resilience pays off for Rangers
It remains to be witnessed whether Goldson will shift on in the summertime, as has been extensively anticipated, or may however even now agree a new deal.
His 20th target in his 210th look for Rangers at Dens Park on Sunday could yet prove to be his most significant. With 86 minutes on the clock, the Scottish champions have been experiencing the prospect of a five point gap amongst by themselves and leaders Celtic at the top of the Premiership desk with just 7 rounds of fixtures remaining.
Goldson’s late winner, finishing off a transfer he experienced helped spark with a surge out of defence, ensured the hole stays at a few and gives Rangers with ample scope to test and reel their rivals in when the title race resumes following the intercontinental break.
On a seeking afternoon in several strategies for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s facet, their resilience in recovering from Christie Elliott’s sixth minute opener for Dundee was possibly the most encouraging facet of disjointed general performance from the manager’s perspective.
Enthusiast protest proceeds
The level of Rangers supporters’ opposition to the November fixture from Celtic in the Sydney Tremendous Cup displays no indication of abating.
Kick-off at Dens Park was delayed, then play halted for all-around 4 minutes nearly promptly just after referee Bobby Madden had bought it underway, by a hail of rest room rolls and then tennis balls thrown into the Dundee goalmouth by the browsing followers at the rear of Ian Lawlor’s goal.
A banner with the concept ‘You’ll bounce into bed with Glasgow Celtic’ was displayed, while the Rangers board were being when a lot more assailed with chants informing them in graphic terms exactly where to set the fixture which has brought on so significantly angst and anger on both sides of the Outdated Organization divide.
Yet another barrage of bathroom rolls brought about yet another hiatus at the start off of the 2nd half, considerably to the apparent dismay of Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor who set some of all those responsible with a withering glare and shipped an unflattering verbal response in their route as he untangled himself from the particles.
The problem is turning out to be disruptive and an unwelcome distraction for van Bronckhorst and his gamers, ramping up the stress on the Rangers board of administrators to pull the plug on the vacation down beneath.
Ramsey obtaining his toes
Completing a entire 90 minutes proceeds to elude him but Aaron Ramsey is steadily furnishing very clear indicators that he can have a positive effects on Rangers’ quest for results at residence and in Europe in excess of the final two months of the year.
The Welsh intercontinental made his first Premiership start off at Dens Park and following an unsure opening to the sport, he grew in stature and impact – in particular all through a spell in the second half when his swap to a additional central function reaped its benefits.
Ramsey’s shut variety equaliser, his 1st goal for Rangers, was as straightforward as any he has scored in his career. But its price to the Ibrox aspect could not be overstated as it delivered the platform for them to go on and take all a few factors.
With the Juventus loanee established to get additional activity time for his nation all through the intercontinental split, Rangers will hope he is even sharper when he returns to motion for them in April.
Dundee (5-4-1): Lawlor 7, Elliott 7, Kerr 6, McGhee 7, Sweeney 7, Marshall 6 McMullan 6, Byrne 6, McGowan 5 (Anderson 53 6), McDaid 6 (McCowan 83) Rudden 6 (McGinn 72). Subs not applied: Sharp, Mulligan, Robertson, Daley-Campbell, Rossi.
Rangers (4-2-3-1): McGregor 6, Tavernier 8, Goldson 7, Helander 6 (Sakala 46 6), Bassey 6 Lundstram 6, Sands 6 (Roofe 64 6) Ramsey 7 (Kamara 84), Arfield 5 (Aribo 46 6), Kent 6 Morelos 6 (Balogun 87). Subs not utilized: McLaughlin, Jack, Diallo, Barisic.