'Terrific' - Danny Wilson raves about Rangers team-mate after win v Hearts
By James Black
Rangers defender Danny Wilson has hailed team-mate Ross McCrorie after Rangers’ 3-1 win over Hearts – calling the 19-year-old’s performance “terrific.”
Wilson started alongside McCrorie in the absence of Fabio Cardoso and Bruno Alves as the Gers lifted themselves into third-place in the Scottish Premiership.
Hearts couldn’t find a way past the defensive duo from open-play and needed a 25-yard free-kick from Kyle Lafferty to open the scoring in the first-half.
Wilson was making his first start in the league since May and hoped he had done enough to put himself in Graeme Murty’s thought’s for next weekend’s clash with Partick Thistle at Ibrox.
“Hopefully I can contribute a bit more going forward,” Wilson said to RangersTV, as quoted by the club’s official website.
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“We obviously have competition for places and maybe today I have got in today through injuries and suspensions but hopefully I have handled myself well.
“I thought Ross (McCrorie) alongside me was terrific as well.
“There is another game next week so we’ll see what happens.”
Wilson is in his second spell with the Ibrox giants after leaving to join Liverpool soon after making his first-team debut in 2010.
A stint with Hearts followed before returning to Ibrox in 2015 under Mark Warburton.
The defender had fallen out of favour under Pedro Caixinha after being a mainstay while Warburton was in charge.
The 25-year-old will be hoping he can play his way back into the starting XI on a regular basis after losing his place to Portugal international Bruno Alves.
With Alves still missing through suspension next weekend and Fabio Cardoso’s recovery time unclear after suffering a broken nose, Wilson may get another start when Partick Thistle visit Ibrox next Saturday.
In other Rangers news, Vladimir Weiss has delivered a surprise verdict on the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.