DUNDEE: ‘NO NEED FOR PANIC’ Former star urges Dundee fans not to panic


FORMER Dundee, Celtic and Scotland international keeper Rab Douglas has urged Dens fans not to push panic buttons despite the club being at the foot of the Premiership.

The Tayside outfit slumped to rock bottom after their unfortunate 2-0 loss against Hearts at Tynecastle last week.unspecified-47

Douglas said: “Boss Paul Hartley is probably still trying to work out how his side managed to hit the woodwork no less than four times during the game and still come away empty-handed.

“Let’s not forget though that Hearts are a good side, sitting third top of the table, and Dundee deserve a lot of credit for creating so many chances.

“On another day, one or two of them might have gone in instead of hitting the post or crossbar.

“I think Paul would be worried if his players weren’t carving out opportunities and I can honestly see them going to St Johnstone on Sunday and getting something from the game.”

Douglas also pointed out that only three points separate Dundee from Mark McGhee’s Motherwell in sixth place.unspecified-46
Hartley’s outfit will get the chance to close the gap when they play the Perth Saints, Partick Thistle and Hamilton before taking on the Fir Parkers.
In a surprise move earlier today Rab Douglas joined Arbroath – at the age of FORTY-FOUR!
The evergreen shotstopper has agreed a deal with the Gayfield outfit ahead of their Scottish Cup second round clash with the University of Stirling.

Douglas, capped 19 times by Scotland, hasn’t played since last December after quitting Forfar following the sacking of boss Dick Campbell.

But Campbell, now in charge at Arbroath, has handed the big goalie an unexpected return to the game ahead of tomorrow’s Cup-tie as on-loan Aberdeen keeper Robbie Mutch is unavailable.

A club statement read: “Rab brings a wealth of experience and knows the Arbroath management team very well and we hope he is given a very warm welcome to Gayfield.”

Arbroath are Douglas’ 10th senior club in a career spanning back to 1993. He began at Meadowbank Thistle and, as well as Celtic and Forfar, also starred for Dundee, Leicester City, Millwall, Wycombe Wanderers and Plymouth Argyle.


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