Fringe player can transform into mainstay: Three things learned from Rangers in win v Aberdeen
Rangers returned to action on Wednesday night after the winter break when they beat Aberdeen 2-0 at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership.
The Ibrox giants named three of their four January signings in the starting XI as Sean Goss, Russell Martin and Jamie Murphy all made their first competitive starts for the club.
Graeme Murty’s side controlled much of the game and took a deserved first-half lead when Alfredo Morelos headed home James Tavernier’s delightful cross.
The Gers kept the pressure up on Derek McInnes’ side and won a penalty when Joe Lewis pole-axed Josh Windass – badly hurting himself in the process.
Tavernier stepped up and fired the penalty home to double the Gers’ lead and seal the three points for the Ibrox giants.
Murty’s side were the better team and more than deserved to take all three points as well as strengthening the short-term manager’s claim to the job beyond the end of the season.
The win takes the Gers above Aberdeen in second-place in the Scottish Premiership as they attempt to close the gap to runaway leaders Celtic in the second-half of the season.
Here, Football Insider looks at three things we learned from the Gers’ 2-0 win over Aberdeen
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