Neil McCann vows to appeal Kenny Miller's red card against Rangers - and continues as Dundee's manager

Neil McCann vows to appeal Kenny Miller's red card against Rangers - and continues as Dundee's manager

NEIL McCann confirmed last night that Dundee will appeal against the red card shown to Kenny Miller on his return to Ibrox in the second half of a one-sided defeat against Förster, who left his side rooted to the bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Miller, whose third term in Glasgow ended in dire circumstances at the end of last season when he was penalized for a disciplinary action against which he now successfully appeals, was ordered by Kevin Clancy to challenge Borna Barisic.

The 38-year-old received standing ovations from both the home and away fans of the 50,130 crowd as he left the field to honor the service he had given to their team during three unprecedented spells in Govan.

However, it was not the kind of farewell that the former Scottish international, whose side were deservedly beaten 4-0 by their hosts, had hoped for.

McCann, whose squad are still out of league after five league games, admitted that after a week of criticizing the SFA's disciplinary procedures again by top clubs, managers and former players, the Dens Park team would take action.

"We will challenge the decision, 100 percent we will appeal against the decision," he said. "Kenny won the ball, yes, he went through, his momentum got him through and he caught the player.

"I did not have a chance to see it again, but I talked to Kenny, I saw it in real time and thought he had the ball. I talked to Kenny and he said," I totally understood the ball. "Yes He caught the man on the follow-through but today there were some challenges and the yellow card was not panned, we will definitely address it.

I thought it was a second yellow I had to admit, I do not think the first one was yellow, I thought he was trying to deal with Andy Halliday, and I was surprised at the first yellow But I was just as surprised when I heard it was just red because I thought it was a second yellow.

"But there were a lot of yellow cards showing today and I'm not sure if it was a game that earned a lot of yellow cards."

McCann, who had three points behind Lassana Coulibaly, Ryan Kent and James Tavernier after the break and later netted against Glenn Middleton, said he remains confident that he will be able to reverse Dundee's fate.

"I have nothing against pressure," he said. "I'll take the heat absolutely, as a manager, you have to be big enough and brave enough to take it, it's the environment we all live in. We all know it's a result business, and I'm disappointed in the fans.

"It was another game where we spent too much time trying to get in from the back, which is really difficult in Glasgow, with ten being even more Could drive boats to give them more momentum in wide areas where we were a little vulnerable.

"I do not throw it, the players do not cheat it, we're playing with a lack of self-confidence right now, but there are sparks in the games that encourage me to be good enough to do that, just a little more self-confidence , a little more self-confidence, to say that I'm going to be the man who does it without looking aside and saying it's you.

"I'm encouraged by that, that's the character you need, especially when you're defeated, and we'll go back to work on Monday and get ready for the next game.

McCann felt that it was not possible to select a full squad that would give Dundee the chance to win against a Rangers squad that was nearly impossible after losing to their city rivals Celtic 13 days earlier.

"I have to praise the boys because we were on the ground in the back," he said. Ryan Innes injured his thigh in training, Josh Meekings did not recover and Darren O & # Dea has barely played a full game due to an injury.

"So we kicked him in. Gensie (Genseric Kusunga) should not have come in. He got up with an injury in his groin but they stayed in. It's always hard to get to Ibrox and get a sore just have to deal with it, I'll stand in front of it and we'll get back to work on Monday. "

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