Dundee United manager Houston hopes to repeat Ibrox win

Dundee United manager Peter Houston
Houston was the last visiting manager to enjoy an SPL win at Ibrox

Dundee United manager Peter Houston says his side face "a mammoth task" as they bid to end Rangers' long unbeaten Scottish Premier League run.

The Tangerines were the last team to beat the Ibrox club on league business, a 3-2 win in Glasgow in April.

"Rangers are in a rich vein of form," said Houston.

"We'll go there, we'll try and be organised, we'll try and be hard to beat at first. We also like to attack as well and we'll try and score goals."

Rangers, like United, were knocked out of the Scottish Communities League Cup by Falkirk but Ally McCoist's side have dropped only four points in the league so far this season.

"I think the standards they've set this season and at the end of last season are an example to all clubs," said Houston.

"That's the goal of every other club in the SPL - to try and maintain the consistency levels that they've shown.

"It's always a difficult one going to Ibrox or Parkhead. You either go in there and have a fantastic performance or a poor performance.

"It will be a mammoth task but we look forward to it, rather than fear it."

Houston's side claimed a convincing 4-1 win at Dunfermline last weekend, a welcome confidence boost ahead of the trip to Ibrox.

"I've got a lot of confidence in the players," added Houston. "We had a young squad out [at Dunfermline] - nine under-21 players in the 18 - and the young kids shone.

"They were quick, dynamic and looked dangerous in attack.

"It was nice to get a wee rub of the green as well with the second goal - it bounced off a Dunfermline defender and fell kindly for us.

"It was a comfortable victory."

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