Sunday, 5 August 2018

Rangers v Aberdeen player ratings...

As full time blows on another blood and thunder outing at Pittodrie, Rangers fans will undeniably think the point feels more like a loss.

Ibrox Noise takes you through some player ratings to sum up events in the north east of Scotland.


Quiet afternoon for him, rarely tested – beaten all ends up for their goal, but didn’t do much wrong. 8


Probably the best we’ve seen Tav play in our shirt. Knew when to attack, when to defend, and did both more or less to perfection. Best defensive display he’s ever put in, and shows this lad, when his head is in the zone, is a great player. Positional sense was generally excellent and took a pressure penalty superbly. A little weak at their goal but that’s nitpicking. 9


Slept through the match again but could possibly have done better at the goal as well as Tav. Composed, neat and assured and rarely put a foot wrong. 9


Puts his body where it hurts time and time again, and his heart is admirable. Still has a little to learn about ball use and positioning, but mostly an impressive show. 8


Another imperious LB display from the RB, Flanagan keeps on delivering despite a lot of Rangers fans seeming to not want him to. Barely a foot wrong and a huge hand in the goal. 10


Again, slightly mixed bag. Gets around, and works hard, but niggly fouls and careless positioning sometimes take away from his hard running, attack support and good break up play. An interesting player if Gerrard can iron out his flaws. 7


The second leg v Osijek was his best display as a Rangers player This one has now superseded that. Impeccable throughout this match, he showed the Ryan Jack we signed. Perfection. 10


His experience was evident time and time again – worked with his team mates, communicated frequently, worked hard and helped to keep things stable after Morelos’ dismissal. Brilliant working display from the Canada international. 9


Pretty poor at the beginning – but then, he was on the right to start with. We can’t understand why Gerrard wastes him like this. Worked harder as the game wore on and was more useful centrally as striker. Put in a shift 7


His form showed a marginal improvement but still rather mediocre. Ever since he signed that damn deal he’s barely shown up. He’s a passenger at present, and a wasteful one. 6


Was dangerous and being a nuisance by getting behind the defence, working hard – but then that red card. First reaction was an absolute no, but the more we looked at the offence, the more he gave the officials no option. It was a kick out, and a reaction. Thankfully the team stepped up in his absence, but he let the club down. 3


Some raised eyebrows at the dropping of Candeias, the return of Murphy, and the selection of Windass but his system and selection worked and his men played for him. He is increasingly getting the best out of his players, and while it’s ultimately a draw, he couldn’t really have asked for more from them. 9

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