The three worst Rangers players during their win against St Johnstone
COMMENT By Danny Wright
Rangers secured a significant triumph on Wednesday night when Emerson Hyndman bagged a stoppage time winner in a 3-2 win over St. Johnstone.
Barrie McKay and Martyn Waghorn put Graeme Murty’s side two goals up at Ibrox but the visitors staged a late comeback to level the scores before Hyndman dashed their hopes with a late strike.
The three points meant that the Gers closed the gap on second-placed Aberdeen to six points after they lost to Hamilton the night before.
However, it was certainly a night to forget for some Rangers players and here, Football Insider analyses the three worst players from the victory.
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The centre-back almost cost Rangers of their first league win since January when he got sent off for a reckless two-footed tackle on St. Johnstone’s Graham Cummins. It was unfortunate because Kiernan did look solid at the back until that hot-headed moment. However there are no excuses for such a dangerous challenge and when his side held a narrow 2-1 lead with the opponents applying pressure, it was one of the most senseless things he could have done. He will be suspended for the club’s next game against Hamilton in the Scottish Cup, and the fans may be happy with that.
The former QPR man is not as young as he once was and on Wednesday night he proved that to be true. The 38-year-old could not cope with St. Johnstone in their second half revival and was totally embarrassed by David Wotherspoon when he put Hill on the ground with his quick feet in the build up to his goal. Things were made harder for Hill when Kiernan was sent off and he had to suddenly had to build a quick understanding with Danny Wilson who joined him at the back. However it was not a night the veteran centre-back will look back on with pride.
All of the last minute panicking and increased heart rates would have been avoided if Garner could find the back of the net. On multiple occasions the 28-year-old missed opportunities to put the Light Blues out of sight of their opposition. His worst miss was from just two yards out, which left fans raging at the substitute who replaced Kenny Miller in the 64th minute. The 37-year-old would have been a better bet than the former Preston striker who has scored just one goal for the club since October.
In other Rangers news, a highly rated English manager has entered talks to take the Ibrox manager job.