Dundee vs Rangers called off after heavy rainfall

Rangers will not get the chance to return to the top of the Scottish Premiership after their Sunday lunchtime fixture at Dundee was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Philippe Clement’s side had been due to visit the Dons at midday on Sunday, but following two pitch inspections earlier in the day, the game was postponed by match referee Don Robertson.

The latest call-off marks Dundee’s third home postponement in the Scottish Premiership this season, after games against Aberdeen and St Johnstone were also called off around Christmas.

It also means Celtic will end the weekend top of the table, following their 3-1 win over St Johnstone on Saturday.

Dundee owner Nelms: We did everything we could

Dundee owner John Nelms told Sky Sports:

“We’re supposed to be one of the most robust leagues in the world, the ball is rolling, we’ve had guys out here since 5am. Mother Nature’s done what she’s done, we’ve done everything we could to get this pitch in the right place.

“There are two small spots where the ball isn’t bouncing, as we speak. The rest of the pitch is fine, they said they don’t think we’ll be able to get it playable before 12pm, so that’s where we’re at.”

In pictures: Why Rangers’ trip to Dundee was called off

What’s next?

Dundee return to Scottish Premiership action after the international break at home to St Johnstone on March 30, while Rangers face Hibs at Ibrox.

Both games kick-off at 3pm.

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