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Rangers mediocre but gub Dundee anyway - McCrorie and Docherty injured

Rangers weren’t great, but they still thrashed Dundee. The win came at a cost, however...

Rangers didn’t put in one of their best performances of the season, but a late collapse from Dundee ensured that the good guys won by a handsome margin.

Speaking of handsome, there was also bad news however - Ross McCrorie and Greg Docherty were both substituted due to injuries.

Docherty’s appeared to be worse on first viewing, but we’ll now have to worry about the availability of two key players ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic.

Kenny Miller was surprisingly restored to the starting lineup, taking the place of Josh Windass, and opened the scoring in the first half as Rangers toiled. Dundee weren’t exactly brilliant either, however, and squandered several chances to get a foothold in the game.

Rangers started the second half much brighter, however, and Alfredo Morelos - who was having a pretty miserable game - soon made it 2-0, looking to make the points secure.

Dundee, however, weren’t done imploding and continued to defend like clowns thereafter. Some dawdling on the ball in defence allowed Rangers to pounce and steal the ball outside the area, with Jamie Murphy - who had a fine game - finishing to make it 3-0.

Daniel Candeias wrapped up the scoring late on after a fine run from Graeme Dorrans, who drew away the Dundee defence before squaring it to the unmarked Portuguese, who took a touch before blasting it into the roof of the net.

Overall, a decent result in a dead rubber, and with Aberdeen losing and Hibs drawing, a significant step forward in the battle for 2nd place. We now await news of McCrorie and Docherty - we don’t fancy our chances much against Celtic without them.