Dundee Boss Tony Docherty Praises ‘Very Good’ Rangers in Scottish Premiership Clash

Dundee’s manager, Tony Docherty, openly acknowledged the formidable prowess of their opponents, Rangers, as Philippe Clement’s side dominated the game, securing their most significant victory in 21 months. Docherty’s post-match comments shed light on the resurgent Rangers and the challenges faced by his team.

“It’s still early days, of course. But who can blame the traveling support for getting a little ahead of themselves?” Docherty remarked, recognizing the excitement among the fans.

The transformation under Philippe Clement’s management has been nothing short of remarkable, as even the players who previously struggled under Beale’s leadership now appear rejuvenated. Sam Lammers, Danilo, and Cyriel Dessers all found the back of the net, leading Rangers to a resounding victory over Dundee on their home turf.

However, it wasn’t just the quantity of goals that defined Rangers’ performance; it was the manner in which they executed them that set this match apart as their most confident performance of the entire campaign. The team displayed a remarkable level of precision and swagger, particularly during a free-flowing second half.

Docherty, while acknowledging the brilliance of Rangers, expressed a tinge of disappointment over the game’s final moments. The visitors scored three goals in the last 20 minutes, extending their lead. Docherty commented, “I was a little disappointed with how the game got away from us at the end, but I can’t be too harsh on the boys. They’ve been great.”

Reflecting on Rangers’ performance, Docherty added, “Rangers were good tonight. I thought they were very good. The way they moved the ball, the rotations, the way they played out from the back… Sometimes you just have to take your medicine.”

He also hinted at the real challenge for Dundee this season, saying, “Our fight won’t be with the Old Firm; it will be with the teams around us.”