GARY McALLISTER wants to see a reaction from Rangers against a Dundee side who have impressed him despite their lack of points so far.
The Dees grabbed just their second win of the season on Wednesday night with a 4-0 demolition of Hamilton Accies, while Gers fell to a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Aberdeen.
McAllister expects Jim McIntyre’s men to be buoyant, and told today’s press conference: “They are off the back of a good result, and with a Kenny Miller hat-trick as well so he will be up for the game.
“I have got to say, I watched Dundee earlier in the season under Neil McCann and they were pretty impressive.
“But from those impressive displays, they didn’t gain points and he lost his job. I think there are some good players at Dundee and it will be a good test for us.
“But we are obviously looking for a reaction after the Aberdeen result.”
The Aberdeen result came as a major shock to in-form Gers, with McAllister also surprised at what the Light Blues showed against the Dons at Ibrox.
“The first thing for me is the performance level,” explained the assistant manager. “For as much as it was a disappointing result and it has taken a couple of days to get it out the system, I think the players and all the management staff would like to see a better performance.
“Not only did we lose, I didn’t think we played well. I couldn’t have called it to be honest, and it would be hard, when you look one through 11, to find a player who got pass-marks.
“Not because of the lack of effort or the willingness to go and try to win a game, but just on the night, it was an off-night and we never got any rhythm or any sort of good passages of play.
“Yes, Joe Lewis made a few good saves, but overall, it was a poor performance.”
McAllister also gave an injury update ahead of the weekend, adding: “Borna Barisic and Ryan Kent are back in contention, so that is a big boost for the guys.”