MARK O’HARA reckons sparking out Rangers will ignite Dundee’s season.
O’Hara struck twice on Friday night as the Dark Blues hauled themselves off the bottom of the Premiership with a deserved win over the floundering Gers.
The 21-year-old’s brace made it four goals in three starts against the Ibrox side.
Now he’s looking for more as the Dee set their sights on climbing the league table.
“I don’t know what it is about Rangers, but long may it continue,” said O’Hara.
“That can be the result that turns the tide – it’s a massive win for us,” he added.
“There’s something special about a win on a Friday night, under the lights, live on the telly.
“The place is buzzing just now and hopefully we can continue it next Saturday against Ross County.
“Psychologically, getting off the bottom is massive. Nobody likes to be down there.
“We’ve got a brilliant squad in there and we shouldn’t be where we are, so it’s now time for us to be looking up rather than down.”
Scott Allan continued his comeback from injury on Friday by putting O’Hara’s second goal on a plate, minutes after entering the fray.
O’Hara believes Dundee fans should take that as a sign of things to come.
“You could see Scott’s quality in his assist on Friday.
“It’s brilliant to have him back,” he beamed.
“He’s had a hard time of it with injuries over the last couple of months but he’s going to be an asset to the team in the coming weeks.
“It’s great to know when you make runs that somebody is going to pick it out.
“He has done that over the years, he’s somebody who is going to play the killer pass, and that’s something we’ve been lacking.
“We’ve been playing good football but there hasn’t been penetration.
“That’s Scott’s game – he’s going to find the killer ball.”
Dee boss Neil McCann chose to deploy O’Hara from the bench in October.
But having started the last two games – and hit the target twice against the Gers – the midfielder is desperate to retain his place in the starting XI.
“It has been hard for me this season, being honest,” he admitted.
“I’ve played a couple of different positions and I’ve been out of the team for a month or so.
“I’ve had a chance in midfield now and hopefully I’ve taken it.
“I really need to start scoring more goals.
“I got six last year so hopefully I can kick on now and get more than that this year.
“It has been hard being out. I was working hard and doing extra to keep myself fit because I knew my chance would come.
“Hopefully I’ve taken it because it’s time now for me to kick on.
“It has been frustrating so it’s good to score a couple of goals, especially on telly, and get myself going again.”