By Adefunmiloye Alani

25th Sep, 2021 | 3:36pm

Derek Ferguson slams Rangers slow start vs Dundee

Rangers travelled to Dundee in search of their fifth Scottish Premiership win of the season, and Joe Aribo grabbed the opener 16 minutes into the game.

It was the perfect start to the game for Steven Gerrard’s side at Dens Park, and they made their possession count very early in the game.

Former Rangers and Hamilton midfielder Derek Ferguson was not pleased with their start to the game, though, as the hosts showed more intent and came close to scoring before the Nigerian international bagged the opener.

Ferguson slammed the visitors on BBC Sportsound, saying a few minutes into the match (via their official website): “Rangers are a bit slow in everything they’re doing so far, but not Dundee, they’re right at it.”

Would it matter?

The Bears are expected to pick up a comfortable victory away from home this weekend, and while they struggled to hit the ground running, they got an early goal that surely helped calm their nerves.

They have often been blamed for starting games slowly this season, but they have always managed to get into full speed minutes later and grab the much-needed result.

Aribo took his goal well after Alfredo Morelos played a delightful ball into his path, making no mistake when left one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Dundee missed a lot of chances in the opening minutes, and they got rightly punished for it.

With 45 minutes still left to play, a lot can still happen, but Rangers clearly got relaxed after their opener, knocking the ball about and finding space, and another goal from them could put the game to bed.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has suggested move to bigger club for Light Blues player amid difficult Gerrard problem.