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2nd Mar, 2017 | 6:20am

Hyndman: This Rangers player was excellent against St. Johnstone

By Will Butcher

Emerson Hyndman has heaped praised on attacker Barrie McKay for his performance during Rangers’ last-gasp win against St. Johnstone on Wednesday night.

McKay, 22, opened the scoring for the Gers during the 3-2 win at Ibrox, while on-loan Bournemouth midfielder Hyndman secured all three points late on.

Speaking to Rangers’ official TV Twitter account after the match, USA international Hyndman described McKay’s performance as “excellent” as the Gers secured a narrow victory.

“A lot of people played very well tonight,” Hyndman said. “I thought Barrie was excellent on the left-hand side. He took his man on quite often and created chances.

“When you have performances like that it always helps. We knew we needed to produce three points and to do it in that fashion was a good feeling. The squad is feeling good about that.”

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McKay scored just his fourth goal of the season on Wednesday night, breaking the deadlock early on with a well-executed finish from the edge of the area.

Martyn Waghorn then got in the act with a superb header at the near post, thanks to a good cross from veteran forward Kenny Miller.

However, the 54-time Scottish champions failed to keep hold of their lead, as goals from David Wotherspoon and Steven Anderson levelled the Scottish Premiership encounter.

Matters worsened for Graeme Murty’s side, as defender Rob Kiernan was given his marching orders and will now be banned for the Old Firm derby on March 12.

However, former Fulham midfielder Hyndman popped up in the 91st minute to score the all-important winner and earn Murty’s first league win in charge.

In other Rangers news, James Tavernier has posted this honest verdict on the Gers win.

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