I’m struggling to work out what the grand plan is at Rangers.
There has been talk of a new director of football and maybe that would be a good idea.
But I’m not convinced that appointing a replacement for Mark Warburton through to the summer, then assessing their options again, is the best idea.
I don’t see how that helps them.
Celtic are already miles in the distance and Rangers’ new manager needs to be planning for next season from the first day he takes over.
If that’s in the summer, it’s too late.
Brendan Rodgers brought boys in during the last transfer window with a view to bedding them in for the Champions League qualifiers and he’ll already have his targets lined up for when the summer window opens.
That’s the sort of planning Rangers need.
They should take the next few weeks to make sure they get the right man and let him make his preparations for next season.
I thought Rangers were a couple of years away from being able to put up a challenge but, the way things are going, it could be a lot longer.
Anyway, that’s the big picture. In the short-term, I think this could be a good time for Dundee to be playing them.
Players will get their heads round having a caretaker manager but it’s not ideal.
With the best will in the world, there’s no way Graeme Murty can get his ideas across in such a short space of time.
From Paul Hartley’s point of view, I just hope he sets out his team like he did in the second half of the match the teams played at Dens at the start of the season, rather than the way they approached the first half.
It was night and day.
After standing off Rangers, Dundee got in their faces and took the game to them.
That’s when Dundee are at their best – just look at the St Johnstone game, which was their last big result.
This is not a game that they are expected to win so they should go for it, with the pressure off.
* I always like to keep an eye on the young Scottish goalkeepers coming through, and St Johnstone’s Zander Clark looks like a really good prospect.
The fact that he’s kept a reliable goalie like Alan Mannus out of the team tells you a lot straightaway.
Like myself, he’s a big unit and that is the first thing English clubs look for, so that might get him a chance down south at a later date.
He’s quick between the posts as well.
I’m not sure if I’d be calling him up for Scotland yet, though.
Let him play a full season first.
Jack Hamilton at Hearts is another great prospect and it will be interesting to see how the pair of them progress in the next few years.
* I think it’s fair to call PSG’s 4-0 win against Barcelona a coupon buster!
Statistics can be misleading but the one that revealed the Barcelona keeper had more completed passes than Messi tells you all you need to know.