Dundee boss Jim McIntyre has warned his backline they need to defend as a team rather than individuals if they are to get anything at Ibrox tonight.
And, if they can do that, he thinks they are set up to hurt Rangers on the counter attack.
The Dens gaffer said defensive errors “bit us hard” in the 4-2 home defeat to Hibs last Friday night and he knows more of the same tonight will make it a long evening in Glasgow.
He said: “We need to defend better, 100%.
“We defended like individuals on Friday rather than as a group and made individual mistakes that bit us hard because Hibs have good players.
“That was the frustrating part of Friday night because we’ve been better than that recently.”
Jim is urging his players not only to think defensively, however, and use the pace of players like Andy Dales, Scott Wright and Jesse Curran on the break.
He added: “The one thing we knew we needed in January was getting a bit more pace in the team and better legs.
“We’ve certainly got that now and especially in the wider areas. We have good options. All the boys who play in that area of the field are all very quick so that gives you the option of hitting teams quickly.”
It’s likely the Dark Blues will be without two strikers, however, with both Andrew Nelson (shin) and Craig Curran (stomach) struggling.
“Craig Curran was struggling on Friday. He tried to get through the game but he was too sore and obviously picked up a couple of stitches as well and had a wee bit of dizziness from that. He will struggle.
“Nelson is struggling as well. He tried to train yesterday but was still feeling it a wee bit.
“He’ll likely miss out.”