Friday 24th October 2014

DUMBARTON’S unbeaten run of six games was abruptly ended at Tynecastle last Saturday whilst Rangers scored six against Raith Rovers.

But despite a daunting run of fixtures in the Championship and the Scottish Cup, Sons manager Ian Murray is remaining upbeat.
He said : “Hearts played very well last week against us and it’s clear why they are league leaders.

“They have pace and were clinical in their finishing.

“We now face a very strong Rangers team and it’s clear that we are going to need to be at our best to take something from the match.

“The atmosphere will be great at our own place and I’m sure the players will respond.”

Rangers come to the Rock on the back of an impressive away record.

Since losing 1-0 at Stirling in a Third Division fixture in October 2012, they’ve played 36 league fixtures on the road and have won 32 of them, drawing the other four.

It’s a statistic that Murray is looking to change.

He continued : “Rangers will be looking to keep their unbeaten run intact but we have to be aware of our own game and I’m sure we won’t be able to compete.”

Memory Match: Rangers 0 Dumbarton 0. 20th October, 1984, Ibrox Park, Glasgow. Team : Arthur, Kay, M McGowan, McCahill, McNeil, Clougherty, Ashwood, Robertson, Craig, T Coyle, J Coyle, Subs – Crawley, Simpson

Alan Findlay & Simon Barrow

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