09 August 2020 18:39
Rangers Jon McLaughlin – 6 Didn't have much to do but produced a couple of stops early in the first-half to deny St Mirren an equaliser. James Tavernier – 6 Final delivery into the box not up to scratch, but looked a threat on the right flank. Connor Goldson – 7 Towered above Obika and won every aerial dual. Looked comfortable playing alongside Balogun. Leon Balogun – 8 Looks a real find.
Composed and assured on the ball at the heart of the Rangers defence. Borna Barisic – 6 Got forward well but final ball into the box was poor. Defended well for the little he had to. Glenn Kamara – 6 Used in a defensive role so didn't have as much of an impact as he would have liked. Not pressurised in the middle of the park. Ryan Jack – 6 Didn't put a foot wrong in midfield, but could have looked forward more instead of using easy sideway option. Joe Aribo – 7 Influential in the final third and always finding space. Outstanding pass in the build-up for third goal. Ianis Hagi – 6 A quiet game for his standards, but still looked a threat at the top end of the pitch. Ryan Kent – 8 St Mirren couldn't handle his tricky footwork. Looked a real danger every time he was on the ball. Alfredo Morelos – 8 Hungry and much improved from Thursday's trip to Germany. Linked up well with Kent, Hagi and Aribo and most importantly back on the scoresheet. Cedric Itten – 3 Looked a presence when he came on and a different option up top for Steven Gerrard. Steven Davis – 3 Got on the ball and looked forward as much as he could. Scott Arfield – 4 Looked energetic after being introduced off the bench. Brandon Barker – 4 Had a couple of bursts in the final third but nothing of real note. Calvin Bassey – 3 Got forward a couple of times but couldn't direct any crosses into Itten. St Mirren Jak Alnwick – 8 On the receiving end of a heavy defeat but it could have been a lot more. A fine showing on his return to Ibrox. Marcus Fraser – 4 Had a tough shift with Ryan Kent running at him. Barisic on the outside also caused the former Ross County defender problems. Joe Shaughnessy – 5 Struggled with the attacking threat of Rangers. Tried his best to shut down Morelos but the striker got the better of him. Conor McCarthy – 3 Looked shaky at the back with a couple of miscued clearances. One of which found the back of the net for the opener. Richard Tait – 4 Struggled against Joe Aribo and James Tavernier. Was overloaded at times and found it hard to stop cross balls. Cammy MacPherson – 3 Looked confident on the ball but poor from set pieces for Saints. Sam Foley – 4 Tried to break up the play but went missing and wasn't his usual driving force. Nathan Sheron – 4 Debuts won't get much harder than a match against Rangers at Ibrox. He will have better days for Saints. Jamie McGrath – 6 Couple of nice touches in midfield and had a few attacking runs in the final third. Ilkay Durmus – 5 Got on the ball but struggled to find a teammate at the top end of the pitch. Jonathan Obika – 5 Tough game up front on his own against two towering centre backs – but put himself about. Subs Junior Morias - 2 Failed to make an impact in the dying stages of the Ibrox encounter. Kyle McAllister – 2 Put in a defensive shift in the closing stages. Ethan Erhahon – 1 On too late to make an impact. Isak Thorvaldsson – 1 Game was gone as he entered the pitch. Lewis Jamieson – 1 On with five minutes remaining – a rough gig.