Dundee have lost their appeal against the straight red card shown to Kenny Miller during the game with Rangers on Saturday.
Alex Cleland watched from the Everton bench as Steven Gerrard was sent down the Anfield tunnel for an early bath in a Merseyside derby.
The prospect of a trip to Ibrox will send a shiver down the spine of many footballers.
Before Saturday’s game with Rangers, Andy Boyle’s last taste of first-team action was playing on loan for Doncaster against Bury back in April in front of just over 7,000 fans.
If ever there was an example of the triumph of hope over expectation, it was shown by the small band of loyal Dundee fans who made the trip through to Glasgow to watch their team play Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.
Neil McCann came out fighting after Dundee’s fifth straight Premiership loss, saying: “I don’t chuck it.”
Dundee’s dreadful start to the season continued against Rangers at Ibrox with the Dark Blues losing 4-0 to ensure they remain pointless in the Premiership with the pressure increasing once more on manager Neil McCann.
The bare facts certainly make grim reading from a Dundee perspective.
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