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1st Apr, 2018 | 4:23pm

Neil McCann makes bold Rangers and Celtic claim ahead of Dundee fixtures

Dundee boss Neil McCann has boldly claimed his side can cause Rangers and Celtic problems when they travel to Glasgow twice in a week to face either half of the Old Firm before the bitter rivals go head-to-head in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.

The Dens Park side have been struggling this season and face a tough task to take something from either of the Glasgow giants as they fight against relegation.

McCann is adamant his side are capable of causing an upset if they are at their best but admits it will be a “big, big task” to take something from the double-header.

“We have taken a lot of confidence and belief from that performance,” McCann said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“It’s going to be a big, big task to go to Glasgow twice in succession. It’s also a big demand on the fans to dip into their pocket for that but hopefully, they will have seen enough from us today to see that it’s doable because we need their support.

“The biggest thing for me is that when we are on it we can go to Glasgow and cause Celtic and Rangers problems if at our best.”

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McCann’s side are seven points clear of Ross County at the foot of the table but only have a four-point cushion over eleventh-placed Partick Thistle with seven games left.

The Dees travel to Celtic Park on Wednesday night before heading to Ibrox three days later.

Football Insider verdict:

Dundee will need a miracle to take something from Celtic in current form although, with the way Rangers have been playing at Ibrox this season, there is a real possibility of taking something from the Gers. McCann’s side are up against it to avoid dropping into the relegation playoff place but will no doubt take heart from the Gers’ poor home form. With an Old Firm game on April 15th, the Gers will be desperate to bring their recent winless run to an end before they face their bitter rivals.

In other Rangers news, an outspoken BBC pundit has slammed this Gers player after the draw with Motherwell, claiming he was “unbelievably bad”.

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