Kris Commons believes Rangers were “just too strong” for Aberdeen on Wednesday night as they eased by the Dons with a 3-0 win at Ibrox.
The former Celtic star also hailed Graeme Murty’s decision to play Ross McCrorie as the holding midfielder, after he had a big part to play as right-back James Tavernier helped himself to a double in an emphatic win for the Gers.
Rangers lined up in a 4-1-2-1-2 as Murty went for something against the Dons and it paid off as the Ibrox side roared into a first-half lead.
Former Celtic midfielder Commons – who spent six years with the Hoops before leaving in the summer – thought Rangers were too good for Derek McInnes’ side as they picked up their first win in three games.
“Rangers were just too strong,” Commons said on Sky Sports Football’s post-match coverage on Wednesday night.
“They asked them all the right questions and just made Aberdeen feel really uncomfortable.
“I think with McCrorie playing in that central role and being able to drop into the back four, it gave Tavernier the ability to get into really advanced positions.
“It’s not very often you see Tavernier in the middle of the six-yard box getting tap-ins.”
Tavernier opened the scoring with a first-half penalty after Jason Holt was pole-axed in the box before getting on the end of Josh Windass’ cross after 70 minutes to seal a comfortable win for the Gers.
Carlos Pena scored Rangers’ other goal in the win after a surging run from Holt.
The win takes the Ibrox giants to three points behind Aberdeen ahead of Sunday’s reverse fixture at Pittodrie.
A win at Pittodrie would take the Gers into second in the table on goal difference.
Leaders Celtic are seven points clear of the Gers after playing one game fewer.
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