Rangers player ratings v St. Johnstone: Defender is 4/10
COMMENT By Danny Wright
Football Insider rates the Rangers players out of 10 following their 3-2 win over St. Johnstone on Wednesday.
Wes Foderingham 6 – Barely had a save to make all night. A lot of St. Johnstone’s chances were put wide or straight into the gloves of the Light Blues’ keeper until the 74th minute when they finally broke through a stubborn Gers backline. However there was nothing Foderingham could do about David Wotherspoon’s and Steven Anderson’s goals.
James Tavernier 6 – Some good deliveries into the box in the first half but was one of several players to completely switch off in the second period.
Rob Kiernan 4 – Had a very solid game until he got himself sent off for an ugly two-footed lunge on Graham Cummins. He will miss the Old Firm clash with Celtic for that moment of stupidity which almost cost his side their first league win under Graeme Murty.
Clint Hill 5 – Embarrassed by Wotherspoon as his quick feet sent Hill to the deck. It wasn’t a moment the former QPR man will look back on with much pride. He failed to cope with the second-half resurgence of the visitors.
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Lee Wallace 7 – The marauding left-back made another good appearance on Wednesday. He did well in the first half to make an important challenge to nullify a Saints counter attack and also contributed going forward.
Jason Holt 7 – Holt had a cracking long-range effort in the first half that was well saved by St. Johnstone’s Zander Clark. His performance, along with most others wained in the second half though
Jon Toral 6 – Some wayward passes in the game and headed an easy chance to score wide of the post. However he looked to have improved on his poor performances in recent weeks. He looks a lot more comfortable in the holding midfield role.
Emerson Hyndman 9 – Hit two early chances just wide and grazed the post with another. The on-loan Bournemouth man created the first goal with some tidy footwork in and around the Saints box. He has been in great form since moving to Ibrox and looks to be a real prospect and proved that when he grabbed a winner in the final moments of the game – Kiernan owes him a pint. Man of the match.
Barrie McKay 8 – Opened scoring with a good goal while surrounded by a number of Saints players and showed great skill and forward-thinking all night. The only negative would be that McKay didn’t score more after a very good showing where he probably deserved more.
Kenny Miller 6 – The striker had a bit of a quiet night compared to some of his team mates but he still managed to get an assist with an excellent ball to Martyn Waghorn for his goal.
Martyn Waghorn 8 – Had an early chance blocked and was responsible for positive start for Rangers. He grabbed a deserved goal early in the second half with an exquisite glancing header and was a constant menace to the visitors all night until he was replaced after Kiernan’s red card.
Joe Garner (on for Miller 64min) 5
Danny Wilson (on for Waghorn 78min) 5
Andy Halliday (on for Jon Toral 82min) 5
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