Rangers seek 'five-figure compensation fee' from Dundee over Dens Park call-offs

Rangers had two calls-off at Dens Park
Rangers had two calls-off at Dens Park -Credit:PA

Rangers are reportedly seeking a five-figure compensation fee from Dundee over their Dens Park call-offs.

Gers were left reeling after making two wasted trips to Tayside on March 17 and April 10 as the Dees' dodgy surface fell victim to the weather. Now, according to the Scottish Sun, the Ibrox club want to be compensated for the cost of their travel expenses and two overnight stays in St Andrew - which could hit the Dark Blues in the pocket.

Dundee managing director John Nelms has already been stung by a £150,000 fine - £120k suspended until the end of season 2024/25 - over the condition of their pitch which has led to FIVE postponements.

The Scottish Premiership side were deeply unhappy by the severity of the punishment after also being ordered to stump up £36,429.60 "as compensation to the SPFL for television and pitch specialist costs".

And now they could be forced to cough up more money as the saga of the Dens Park farce drags on. It was revealed earlier this week that Dundee will plough a six-figure sum into improving their pitch this summer.

Dundee general manager Greg Fenton explained: “We as a club know we’ve had difficulties with the pitch and we can only apologise to the supporters of our club and other clubs for the issues we’ve faced. We have apologised to the league.

“What we have done from the early part of last season is employ contractors and a number of consultants who have given us recommendations in relation to the pitch. We’ve taken their advice on and over the past couple of months they have drawn up plans to help with the drainage issues at the Scot Foam Stadium.

“The work will start in May straight after the Kilmarnock game. It shows the investment from the owners in the club and the commitment that we have given to Dens as a stadium. We also have to satisfy the league requirements to make sure this doesn’t happen again. You are talking six-figures easily. It is a serious amount of money being put into the pitch and it isn’t far short of a full revamp. It is a considerable investment being put in.”