08-05-2016, 08:55 PM
Dundee travel to Dingwall on Saturday to open their 2016/17 Ladbrokes Premiership campaign against Ross County and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.
FIXTURE: Ross County v Dundee FC
COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
KICK OFF: 3.00pm
VENUE: Global Energy Stadium
STADIUM: Global Energy Stadium
PITCH SIZE: 105m x 68m
MANAGER: Jim McIntyre
CHAIRMAN: Roy McGregor
NICKNAME: The Staggies
MASCOT: Rosco The Stag
CLUB COLOURS: Dark blue and white
HONOURS: Scottish League Cup winners 2015/16
Scottish League First Division winners 2011/12
Scottish League Second Division winners 2007/08
Scottish League Third Division winners 1998/99
Scottish League Challenge Cup winners 2006/07, 2010/11
Highland Football League winners 1966/67, 1990/91, 1991/92
RECORD WIN: 11-0 v St Cuthbert Wanderers 1933 Scottish Cup 1st Round
Getting to the Ground
The Global Energy Stadium is well signposted once you reach Dingwall. The full address including the postcode for Sat-Nav is The Global Energy Stadium, Victoria Park, Dingwall IV15 9QZ.
The Global Energy Stadium is located only 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of town and less than 500 metres from the Train Station. If using service buses to get to the match then the stop located on Hill Street (beside the Royal Hotel) is the closest to the ground and included on most of the main routes to and from the town and is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the ground.
There is ample free and well signposted car parking in Dingwall Town Centre, whilst there is also car parking available for both home and away fans at the ground on matchdays at a cost of £3. Please note that the standard matchday traffic arrangements implemented by the Council Traffic Wardens and Police Scotland mean that access to the Stadium by car is not possible in the final 30 minutes before kick-off at any game.
Head to Head v Ross County
LEAGUE: Won 10, Draw 12, Loss 13
SCOTTISH CUP: Won 1, Draw 1, Loss 0
LEAGUE CUP: Won 0, Draw 0, Loss 1
CHALLENGE CUP: Won 0, Draw 0, Loss 1
TOTALS: Won 11, Draw 11, Loss 13
Last Five Dundee v Ross County Matches
2/4/2016 | Home | Premiership | Won 5-2 | 5,095 | Stewart (2), Hemmings, Loy, Wighton
26/12/2015 | Away | Premiership | Lost 5-2 | 3,687 | Hemmings (2)
26/9/2015 | Home | Premiership | Draw 3-3 | 5,128 | Stewart, Loy (2)
28/2/2015 | Away | Premiership | Lost 1-0 | 3,413
4/1/2015 | Home | Premiership | Draw 1-1 | 5,017 | McAlister
Season So Far
League Cup holders Ross County failed to qualify from their 2016 Betfred Cup section after two wins, a draw and a defeat. County opened their season with a 1-0 win at Montrose thanks to an 86th minute penalty from Brian Graham and in the next match at home to Raith Rovers another late Graham penalty could only rescue a point against the Championship side.
In the third match however The Staggies crashed 3-2 at Alloa despite being 2-1 ahead and coupled with other results in their section, it was enough to knock them out of the competition. Their final group game was an impressive 7-0 home win over Highland League side Cove Rangers which saw County finish third in their group behind Alloa and Raith.
Ross County finished sixth last season and manager Jim McIntyre appears to have targeted his back line for improvement for the new campaign, with four of his five signings being defenders and the other a goalkeeper, but the sale of Jackson Irvine to Burton Albion means midfield reinforcements are also required.
In: Jay McEveley, defender (Sheffield United); Christopher Routis, defender (Bradford City); Kenny van der Weg, defender (Breda); Aaron McCarey,goalkeeper (Wolverhampton Wanderers); Erik Cikos, defender (Slovan Bratislava).
Out: Jackson Irvine, midfielder (Burton Albion);Rocco Quinn, midfielder (St Mirren); Stewart Murdoch, midfielder (Dundee United); Raffaele De Vita, midfielder; Peter Tait, goalkeeper; Darren Moffat, midfielder. Loan ended: Gary Woods, goalkeeper (Leyton Orient). Loan: Kyle MacLeod, forward (Elgin City).
ROSS COUNTY: Graham 6, Schalk 3, Curran 2
DUNDEE: Stewart 6, Hemmings 3, Duffy, Extabeguren, Loy, McGowan, O’Dea, Teijsse 1
Dundee kept their top six hopes alive against Ross County after a thrilling 5-2 win at Dens Park on April 2nd in the last home game before the split. Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings sent the Dee off to a flying start before Andrew Davies pulled a goal back for the Staggies. Late in the first half Rory Loy added to Dundee’s lead before Alex Schalk brought County back into the game on the stroke of half time. The result was still in doubt well into the second half, but late goals by substitute Craig Wighton and Greg Stewart confirmed the Dee’s superiority on a day when the supporters were richly entertained.
Dundee FC 3-4-1-2
Mitchell , Konrad, Etxabeguren (Meggatt 72), O’Dea, Kerr, McGowan ©, Ross, Holt , Stewart (Curran 94) , Loy (Wighton 79), Hemmings
Unused subs: Gourlay (gk), Arturo, Colquhoun, Waddell.
Goals: Stewart (6, 92), Hemmings (8), Loy (37), Wighton (85)
Booked: Konrad (foul on Boyce), Holt (foul on Franks)
Ross County 4-4-1-1
Gary Woods , Fraser, Quinn, Davies, Foster (Murdoch 43), Franks (Dingwall 76), Martin Woods, McShane, Gardyne , Schalk (Graham 69) , Boyce
Unused subs: Fox (gk), Robertson, Goodwillie, De Vita.
Goals: Davies (14), Schalk (44)
Booked: Davies (foul on Loy), Foster (foul on Stewart), Martin Woods (foul on Kerr)
Referee: Andrew Dallas. Assistants: Alasdair Ross, Ralph Gordon. Fourth official: Steven McLean.
Attendance: 5,095 (217 County supporters)
REFEREE: Bobby Madden
ASSISTANT REFEREE: Graham Chambers
ASSISTANT REFEREE: Anthony Cooper
FOURTH OFFICIAL: Craig Napier
Ross County’s match programme is produced by our programme partners Curtis Sports and will be available in and around the Global Energy Stadium priced £2. If you can’t make the match, the programme is available to pre order and buy online on the Curtis Sport website http://www.curtis-sport.com
Fans are reminded that for this match you need to buy a ticket at the ticket booth at the Global Energy Stadium before entering the ground. A large away support is expected and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as they arrive in Dingwall.
Concessions £10 (Over 65s or Under-18 )
Please note that concessions may be required to show proof of age/status at any time on request and failure to do so may result in being refused entry to the Stadium.
How To Watch
The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to subscribers of DEETV on Saturday evening while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Sunday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.
The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Thursday.
You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.
If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.