Dundee boss Jim McIntyre admitted that his team was “well beaten” last night as they conceded four without reply against Rangers at Ibrox.
The Dark Blues were three down in just 23 minutes through goals by former Dens midfielder Glen Kamara, James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos with Jermain Defoe making it four just before the final whistle.
A bad night was made worse for Dundee with relegation rivals Hamilton pulling off a shock win at Aberdeen but McIntyre insisted his players simply have to dust themselves down and be ready for the next game against Hearts a week on Saturday.
The manager said: “To give a goal away so early from a free-kick was just schoolboy stuff from us.
“After that I thought Rangers’ movement was sensational and they fed off our mistakes.
“The one thing I was disappointed with in the first half was us on the ball when we did win it back, we spoke about how we had to take care of it but we kept gifting it back and it was wave after wave at times.
“We were lucky it was only three at half-time. We said to the players at the break that they had to take better care of the ball and I thought we did that in the second half.
“We caused a couple of problems and should have scored a couple of goals. Having said that Rangers have had plenty of opportunities of their own but we were well beaten tonight by a team playing with high confidence levels.
“All in all it was not a good night for us.”
As for the Hamilton result, McIntyre commented: “You can’t worry about other teams.
“But they are not our concern. We just have to look forward to the next one.
“We always knew we were coming into a tough run of games and it is about making sure you don’t get too down when you get results like this.
“We just have to lick our wounds and try to learn from it and get better for the next game.”