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{mosthumb} FORMER Joe Public star Brent Sancho knows most people don't give Dundee any chance at Ibrox today.


But the Trinidad and Tobago international insists the Dens men can begin their fight for survival by dealing another blow to Rangers' title ambitions.

The defender said: 'Sure we can get a result at Ibrox because we have the talent to do it.

'Inverness Caley Thistle drew with Rangers a week ago which shows teams at the bottom of the league are capable of rising above their situation.

'We played well to earn a draw with Celtic last month which gives us extra confidence. However, there is no denying that consistency has been a problem as we followed that up with a really sub-standard loss to Hibs.

'In our position at the bottom of the league and playing poorly, we must get points on the board and do that as soon as possibe.

'It has been a really tough season and a lot of the players realise they have under-achieved Individually and collectively, we can and must do better.

'I cannot give a reason for our form but we haven't done our jobs properly or played to our potential since the start of the season.

'The league table doesn't lie. We are exactly where we deserve to be and it will take a team effort to escape the threat of relegation. Getting players of the calibre of Lee Wilkie and Fabian Caballero back soon will definitely help improve us but we must ensure they return to a winning team.'

When Dens Park boss Jim Duffy signed the 27-year-old centre-back during a Caribbean tour 18 months ago, Sancho hadn't an inkling of the crisis which was about to unfold.

But he admitted that staring adversity in the face every day has made him a tougher and better player.

Sancho said: 'It has been a constant struggle since I arrived at Dens Park from Trinidad and Tobago with the club going into administration and losing so many good players.

'But that has been the story of my life. I've had to travel a long and difficult road throughout my career.

'However, it has been a tremendous learning experience and a blessing to me.Throughout all that has happened, I've always remained positive because that is the sort of person I am.

'I have always thought you have to learn about life to become a better person. If you don't move on from your experiences, you'll get nothing out of life.

'I don't know I would be as strong as I am if it had been an easy ride. But I admit I'd be much happier if Dundee went off on a run and I could forget all these bad situations and enjoy the game more.

'But I offer no excuses. The players are to blame for the plight of our club and it is the players' responsbility to take the club foward.'

Duffy admits his team have been 'all over the place' this season because of a lack of continuity at Dens Park.

He said: 'We need to calm down and be more patient during games, but that's something which comes with a bit more experience and maturity.

'Competition for places is vital because knowing someone is waiting to take your jersey-gives you that extra incentive.

'We've been lacking that and I think that's why our performances have been so up and down.'