Rangers rather toiled to a 1-0 win v St Johnstone last night, a moment of brilliant from Ianis Hagi the difference in the end.
Ibrox Noise takes you through our scores for a slightly flat but hard-fought 3 points.
Called into action more than he’d have liked, and saved Filip Helander’s blushes. St J got through a few times and McGregor needed to be lively. 7
Missed an open goal when a touch would do, and didn’t advance as much as we’d expect in the first half. Second half was brighter, but only one good cross the whole night left this as another of Tavernier’s ‘forgettable’ current matches. Was tactically defensive, deliberately. 6
Lot of the ball as always, and a few nice passes and reading of the game, it was a fairly simple evening for Goldson really. 7
One shaky early moment aside, Helander was comfortable and put under little pressure. 7
Like Tavernier, didn’t get forward as much as we’d expect, and managed just one decent cross all night. In truth, neither FB has been sparkling recently. 6
Another smooth display from Davis, he rarely wastes a ball. 7
Rangers just look more centrally sturdy with Jack around – he reads the match like no one else in the SPL in his position. He always knows where to be. 8
A bright performance from Aribo, a lot of creativity and he showed a lot of power and resilience on the ball. A good night. 8
Missed a ridiculous sitter that he brilliantly made, and just cannot score right now for love nor money, nabbing just two since September. Still gets a lot of the ball, and he keeps on working, but just isn’t looking that lively overall. 6
Very good performance from Hagi, comfortably motm and not just his goal. Was mobile, worked tirelessly and once again found himself being subbed when he was the best player on the pitch. 9
Dreadful night for Roofe, by a distance Rangers’ worst performer. Demonstrated he can’t play as a lone striker and Stevie got it wrong putting him in and not Itten. Roofe needs to use space and off-ball movement, and could do none of that in this position against this team. Also lucky to escape a red for a deeply reckless tackle. No doubt he’ll get a ban for that one retrospectively. 5
This was one to forget for Stevie – made a hash of the front line, removed his best player again, and persisted far too long with Roofe in the wrong slot when he was clearly struggling and on a yellow. End of the day we won, but underperforming FBs weren’t ideal either, and Kent seems to be immune to being subbed. This wasn’t his shining evening in truth. 5