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28-year-old should be sold: Three things learned about Rangers in win v Hamilton

COMMENT By Harvey Byrne

Football Insider analyses three talking points from Rangers’ 4-0 win against Hamilton in the Premiership on Saturday.

Caixinha could be a brilliant appointment

Rangers looked fantastic on and off the ball from the very first minute on Saturday. The Gers pressed the ball well and showed great energy to ensure Hamilton saw as little of the ball as on it. When on the ball, the Gers attackers also showed their capabilities and James Tavernier in particular was a constant threat down the right. This performance came after just one week of Pedro Caixinha being at the club. If displays like this one continue after the international break then the Portuguese will have been a brilliant appointment.

Toral is showing his class

There has been much criticism aimed at the loan signing from Arsenal since joining in January. However, in the match against Hamilton earlier in the month Jon Toral was praised after scoring a goal and an assist. On Saturday once more against the Accies he continued that form as he helped his side maintain possession alongside delivering a delightful free-kick for Rangers’ second goal. There was much anticipation for the Spaniard when he initially signed and he is now showing his class on the pitch for the Scottish giants.

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Garner should be sold

Saturday only showed the quality of the Rangers attack and there currently doesn’t look like there is any room for Joe Garner in it. After signing from Preston for £1.5million in the summer the powerful striker has so far unimpressed with a poor return of just seven goals in 28 matches for the Gers in all competitions. The ability of each of Martyn Waghorn, Kenny Miller and Barrie McKay should ensure that Garner has a reduced role in the Rangers squad and the Scottish giants should look to recapture some of the initial fee they spent to bring him in.

In other Rangers news, fans reacted on Twitter to Hodson being axed ahead of the match.

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