Dundee boss Tony Docherty admits his side came up against a ‘very good’ Rangers team as Philippe Clement’s side ran riot to secure their biggest Scottish Premiership win in 21 months.
It’s still early days, of course. But who can blame the traveling support for getting a little ahead of themselves
Even the players who toiled under Mick Beale look reborn since the appointment of Philippe Clement, Sam Lammers, Danilo and Cyriel Dessers all scoring as Rangers trounced Dundee on their own soil.
It wasn’t just the number of goals, meanwhile, but the manner of them which marked this out as Rangers’ finest, most confident performance of the entire campaign, moving the ball with a swagger and a precision especially during a free-flowing second half.
I was a little disappointed with how the game got away from us at the end,” Docherty tells Sky Sports, the visitors scoring three times in the final 20 minutes. “But I can’t be too harsh on the boys. They’ve been great,”
“(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. Our fight won’t be with the Old Firm, it will be with the teams around us.
Rangers now have three wins from three domestic games under Clement, scoring 11 goals and conceding only one in the process. The gap between the Gers and Old Firm rivals Celtic stands at five points and, with Brendan Rodgers’ side fortunate to sneak past an excellent St Mirren outfit, whisper it but there may be a title race this season after all.
Philippe Clement delighted
“I am really happy this evening,” Clement tells the Rangers website, his side already looking coherent and confident only weeks after the Belgian’s appointment.
“Because scoring five goals is not easy, and we had enough other chances also. It was because of good football, creating chances, moving together, and what we were working on really hard with the team in training.
“We have been using videos to explain to them how we can create spaces, so you see the team is really stepping into that story and everyone is working hard to do the right things together