Match Ratings - Rangers 1 - 0 Hamilton

ALLAN MCGREGOR - 7

Zero to do for the large majority of the game, spent most of it pushed up outside his box such was our dominance. Constantly screaming and pushing players forward.

JAMES TAVERNIER - 6

Below par again, trying too hard and it's not quite coming off. Wide players are all playing in a very cagey way at the moment.

GARETH MCAULEY - 7

Strolled it under very little challenge.

CONOR GOLDSON - 7

Barely involved, in a good way.

BORNA BARISIC - 7

Great to have him back, enjoyed his link up play with Grezda particularly in the build up to our goal. Offers us so much more than other left back options.

ROSS MCCRORIE - 7

Another terrific performance before being oddly subbed very early in the second half. Hopefully just easing him back in to regular football but has to start on Wednesday for me.

RYAN JACK - 7

Could write the same thing every week. Kept the ball moving but too intent on funnelling it wide. Played more advanced again in this game and if he's going to do that he needs to offer more of a creative threat.

SCOTT ARFIELD - 7

Really solid performance and you see exactly what he brings to the team. Some neat touches in the final third and always looking for a give and go. Picks up so many loose balls in and around the box and is key to hemming teams into their own half.

DANIEL CANDEIAS - 8 MOTM

Took his goal very well on his weaker foot with a first time snapshot. Buzzed about trying to create without really too much coming off. Moved infield later in the game to try and get us a bit more joy centrally.

KYLE LAFFERTY - 5

Very unlucky not to have at least two goals, but not a lot else to show for his efforts. He's not going to get a regular run to get up to speed, so needs to make the most of these opportunities. The constant barrage of high balls into the box has never been his game so in a way you can't really blame him.

EROS GREZDA - 6

Enjoyed his came on the left in the first half, linked up well with Barisic and looks to obviously have a good understanding from their time with Osijek. Faded a little after being shuffled about in the second half and dropped out of the game.

GLENN MIDDLETON - 4

Did OK - but is really one dimensional so given the lack of success we've had with pinging balls into the box recently, I'm not sure what we expected to happen when he came on.

ANDY HALLIDAY - 2

On late on for Candeias as we tried to get a second goal, to no avail.

STEVEN GERRARD - 7

We could have been out of sight in the game, which will frustrate him particularly given the number of corners (22 at my last count) and countless more crosses intot the box. The return of Morelos will give us a bit more of a cutting edge centrally. In saying that, these 5 games are all about picking up the points to get us through to the winter break. I'd take another 4 games like this no bother at all!

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