“Impressive performance – 8” – Rangers player ratings v Kilmarnock

“Impressive performance – 8” – Rangers player ratings v Kilmarnock
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 06: Giovanni van Bronckhorst Manager of Rangers and Antonio Colak who was substituted during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Kilmarnock FC at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2022 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Rangers’ season looks a wee bit better after an ultimately comfortable win over a massive bus.

Ibrox Noise brings you our ratings on a reasonable afternoon:


Had absolutely literally zero to do except a couple of claims and a bit of footwork. But did fail to read one cross and an easy goal was missed with a terrible finish. Lacks authority. 6


Bright as always but does look like he’s missing Jacko, Tav still bombing forward but a bit more vulnerable at the rear. Thankfully Killie offered little threat down that side anyway. 7


Nice shot in the second half but barely played as a defender at all. As we keep saying, very little attacking purpose from the visiting side made this one quiet for Goldson. 6


Didn’t do a lot wrong again, and we doubt the same criticism will come his way because we didn’t concede. In fact a couple of interceptions plus the highest passing level in the whole team suggests he was an unfair scapegoat recently. 7


Looked nervous, shaky, and was rightly taken off. Showed signs of good link up with Colak when he saw a run no one else did, but defensively extremely poor and he’ll be disappointed with his debut. But he’ll get better. 5


Strong and reliable from Lunny, not super flashy but a bit better than he’s historically been next to Davo (these two don’t work too well together) so he’ll be glad his game complimented the NI star a little more. No one in the team did more defensively, he really plays for the shirt. 7


This really puts into context excuses about players out for a while needing time to adapt and get up to speed – if 37-yo Davo was like a duck to water and as if he was never away, sorry, but others should hang their heads! Composed, smooth, and a massive hike over Jack and Kamara for sure, Davo may have played himself back into the side with such an impressive performance after being out in the cold so long. 8


Energy personified, really tried to make things happen, and while he’s not as zippy as Ryan Kent, he was always available for a pass and his vision was outstanding. It’s no shame on any player to struggle to get into Bayern’s team, and Tillman showed he’s a fine player when on form. 8


He was causing real problems down the right – sure, he’s just tap and run, but defenders hate it, and it draws foul after foul. He’s a simple player, but he’s got the stuff to hurt defences and he did it today. Can consider himself a little unfortunate to be removed. 7


By a mile his best display in a competitive match – ok, he wasn’t Kaka, but he got a lot of the ball and saw a lot of movement around him, picking out some good passes and trying to keep the play flowing. Much better from him and he assisted Colak too. 7


Will be absolutely thrilled with his goal, took it well. He’s been getting some flack for a lack of obvious striking threat, but anyone who knows a thing or two about the game knows he can play. He’s a fine finisher and has outstanding movement. 8



Usual energy, but a bit late to have any real impact on this one.


Responded to Yilmaz threat with a hungry cameo – worked hard to get forward and defended well too. He will want to show he’s worthy. 6


Poor cameo. Offered absolutely nothing, one dribble was about it. He was sensational in the friendlies but has vanished in the competitive offerings. 5


He shoots he scores. The impact of Morelos was obvious. His cameo was outstanding and showed what Rangers have missed without him. Welcome back Alfie. 8


Gio sprung a bit of a surprise selection in this one, dropping Kamara, Jack and Matondo among others, and sticking with the under-fire Sands and McLaughlin, and while the side took a while to prevail, it kept at it. Yes, the play was again a bit slow but the workrate was better – improvement is certainly needed but put it this way; Celtic could only win 2-0 on their opening day too, despite wasting chances. Killie parked the bus and we found a way. Gio will want better next week but this was still better than previous. 7

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  1. I agree Matondo didn’t do a lot but to be fair he did well for an assist with the Morelos goal. I’ll take an assist every 25-30 minutes if that’s what he’s going to bring. Better to come.

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