“Nothing much clicking”, “Polished”: who rated best and worst v St Mirren?


Following another traumatic 90 minutes for Rangers, echoes of Hamilton where the visiting team struggled to put the ball in the back of the net were certainly in abundance, but with pure luck and a couple of moments of rare quality, Steven Gerrard’s men managed to scrap their way to a much-needed win.

Ibrox Noise rates the best and worst at St Mirren Stadium:

Allan McGregor:

Excellent match – made some key saves and showed just what a difference he is over Foderingham. 8

James Tavernier:

Definitely not in form Tavernier – exposed at the back for position, and some of his delivery was almost painful. That non-shot in the second half summed him up right now. Is there a coincidence his current form dip coincides with the new deal? 5

Connor Goldson:

An exasperating afternoon for Goldson – did his own job well enough, but spent more time trying to rally the lads around him. And that shouldn’t be his job. 7

Joe Worrall:


Andy Halliday:

A reasonable shift mostly but lost his head in the second half quite badly and could have ended up sent off. Didn’t attack enough. 6

Ryan Jack:

Not as defensive as we’d expect but uses the ball well and is a clear performer right now. Polished 8

Scott Arfield:

Didn’t really stand out – quietly linked passes and fed the wings but mostly an understated display from a guy who isn’t where he was earlier this season. 6

Ovie Ejaria:

While there was little of his trademore composure on the ball today, he did manage two excellent through balls. His vision may finally be improving a touch. 7

Ryan Kent:

Hate to say it but Kent is back to his pre-Hearts self – he’d improved to impeccable levels but he’s starting to look aimless and out-of-sorts again over recent matches. Lots of step-overs and running but there’s nothing much clicking for him right now. 6

Eros Grezda:

The obligatory ‘shock selection’ (more on that tomorrow) saw the Albanian given his turn. He didn’t do a lot with it. This signing is not working out terribly well. 4

Alfredo Morelos:

A workhorse who gives it all – he might look like someone microwaved his cat, but no denying that he’s a team player mostly. His goal was excellent, and he held the ball up well. But as management have complained about, far too often there’s no runner beyond him. 8


Daniel Candeias:

Let’s face it, he won the match for us. The goal was a cross (he wasn’t even looking at the goal) but who cares – his energy turned it around and it’s his best display for some matches. A fine cameo and Willie Collum got his second booking dreadfully wrong. 8

Jordan Rossiter:

Didn’t get any time to make an impact N/A

Steven Gerrard:

It’s all been said about Joe Worrall so we’ll not go there, but he did see sense on Coulibaly and gave the off-form Malian a rest. The selection of Grezda was a mistake, and once again there wasn’t enough energy as a whole from the side – we still get that horrendous feeling his ‘straight talking’ backfired badly. That said, for once, his changes saved the game, so he gets full credit for that. 7

Another strange match for Rangers fans to ponder!


  1. Been saying for the last 5 weeks that worrel is fucking shite,where's big Katic and what's he done not to play ????…..No Surrender….

  2. That was a fuckin uppercut by Ferdinand and must be punished by the sfa he must be match/s banned,Candeias should have hit the deck
    And this fuckin coin throwing cult must be stamped out now,brenda doesn't give a fuck not his problem he says

  3. …And We Still Struggled in the Final Third of The Pitch! 😣

    We need a Playmaker/No.10 to cut open the Defence/Feed Morelos

    No Offence to Teams Like St Mirren/Hamilton/Shkupi but We should be putting these Teams down with relative ease.

    And Someone take Joe back to Nottingham ffs! How much more of this guy do we have to endure…

  4. Wtf Eros Grezda a shock inclusion,how ? Gary Mac's been banging on about him all week,so no shock,agree he didn't do much apart from hitting the post,give the guy a break he ain't played much plus the weather was fucking atrocious,I'd like to see him get a run in the team as this guy is class,would also like to see the same team a few times together as no one can get into any rhythm because of squad rotation,do we need to rotate constantly ?…No Surrender…

  5. Thus Worral deal has you on Ibrox noise like a negative broken record.
    I think Katic and Barisic when both fit are good in the same team communication wise and that may play a part in all of this.

  6. That sending off was ridiculous. Technically we can't appeal but pressure must be put on Collum to review and change his decision. There was absolutely NO offence there.
    That's now 5 or 6 red cards we've had in just over 12 months that shouldn't have happened and most have been overturned as this one should. Questions should be asked because no other team in the league has this level of "mistakes" against them.

  7. Tav has to go or sit on the bench, he is a fucking liability and then there's Worrall, send the piece of shit home asap

  8. Worrall concerns me he is always on the wrong side he always has too much to say …Katic has to return for the upcoming December's Fixtures . Tave needs to be rested ..Flannigan more than capable to cover . Good to see Rossiter I really hope he gets a run or at least a few sub appearances. It's a result that's all it is , the league is still on. Unfortunately the Rotten Mob now have an easy fixtures of games next !!!

  9. Lets hope the side gets freshened up with more quality, come January. We could do with it. Worrall, you should only talk the talk, when you can walk, the walk. You're not interested in us and we're not interested, in you. Glad to see the boy Rossiter, is managing to stay fit. Hoping he stays that way.

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