“Match of the match – 8” – Rangers players rated v Hearts at Ibrox

“Match of the match – 8” – Rangers players rated v Hearts at Ibrox
TIllman nabbing the winner, a well-taken finish (Credit Rangers FC)

Rangers grafted to a needed three points at a sodden Ibrox as the rain bucketed down in Govan on yer ‘can he do it on a wet winter’s Wednesday night in Glasgow’ kind of evening.

Ibrox Noise’s Kevin brings you our ratings for this one.

McGregor – 6. Barely had anything to do, got a good hand to a cross to prevent a certain Halliday opener along with a foot to block a shocking defensive split between King and Davies.

Tavernier – 5. Looks out of sorts lately, wasn’t involved a lot, will benefit from the World Cup break.

Barisic – 6. Another who didn’t do an awful lot, but a decent assist for the goal.

King – 7. Commanding performance from young King tonight, possibly his best game since he became a regular starter.

Davies – 7. Was always in the right position and read the game well.

Sands – 5. Replaced at half time, another one to add to the injury list. Didn’t do much wrong though.

Lundstram – 4. Not a vintage performance from big bad John, he’s another who’ll benefit from a rest during the World Cup.

Matondo – 2. Struggling to think of any positive contribution. Frustrating. No wonder he’s been left out of the Wales squad.

Tillman – 7. Decent all round performance, looked hungry enough, worked hard and deserved his goal.

Kent – 8. Man of the match in the stadium and absolutely deserved. Most of our play went through him, and despite not getting the help he needed a lot of times, was brilliant in the build up to the goal.

Colak – 4. Difficult night for the big man. Needs to drop deeper in games like that, as Hearts nullified the service to him.


Arfield– 5. On at half time for Sands, usual energy and grit, should’ve scored a second.

Wright – 7. Credit where it’s due, he made a positive impact and provided the composure that Matondo was missing. Coming on as an impact sub is the best use of him.

Morelos – 6. Looked sharp and caused more problems for them in 23 minutes than Colak did in 67 but finishing was wayward.

Kamara – n/a. Brought on to shore things up for the last 5 minutes and did what was required and even managed a lung-busting run to drive out of defence.

Gio – 7. When only 1 enforced change was announced at 6:30pm, there wouldn’t have been many fans who were feeling very confident. After a frankly abysmal first half, he got a reaction in the second 45. His subs help us to manage the game and while this one won’t go down as a vintage, fair play for getting the job done, considering the pressure he’s under.

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