Match Ratings - Rangers 5 - 1 St Johnstone

Adam is back with the match ratings for today's 5 - 1 mauling of St Johnstone at Ibrox.

ALLAN MCGREGOR - 7

Much quieter day for McGregor than Thursday night which he will have appreciated. Concentration always on point.

JAMES TAVERNIER - 9

Followed up Thursday's excellent display with another one here. Tremendous free kick in the 9th minute set the tone for the performance and he nearly followed it up with another off the bar later on in the half! Deserved his rest, coming off early doors in the second half.

CONNOR GOLDSON - 8

Genuinely running out of superlatives for the big Englishman. He does the defendy stuff and does it good. Distribution wasn't as perfect today but didn't really matter in the end.

NIKOLA KATIC - 7

Back in after a midweek rest and was relatively comfortable alongside Goldson. One misplaced pass in the second half but thankfully never amounted to anything.

JON FLANAGAN - 7

How good is it having dependable cover in nearly every position? Flanagan slotted in at left back for the injured Barisic and gave a solid showing. Made a crucial tackle in the second half from which we ran up the park and scored out third to seal the game.

ROSS MCCRORIE - 8

I worried he was suffering from 'difficult second season' syndrome after his showing in the early weeks of the season but he was tremendous here. Up there with his best performances in a Rangers shirt and he seemed to revel in that destroyer role in the middle of the park. Gave the manager real food for thought with his second half switch to right back as well, should Tav every need another rest in the future.

SCOTT ARFIELD - 9 MOTM

That was a performance and a half. Arfield was outstanding, so crucial to our play in the second half where we were at our best. His one touch combination play is vital and he linked everything together. Delighted he's now adding goals to his game and he also managed to grab two assists.

HEART & HAND'S LASSANA COULIBALY - 7

Another quieter game from Lass as he continues to search for full fitness. I thought he was better today but still lacking slightly in match sharpness. Still wouldn't fancy playing against him even half fit!

RYAN KENT - 8

The player of the half in the first 45 for me. His ability to use both feet and beat his man on both sides is so crucial when teams come to Ibrox and sit in with a low block. Tired a bit as you would expect before eventually being replaced by Lafferty but this was another solid showing in the league.

DANIEL CANDEIAS - 9

Sponsors man of the match and very nearly mine. Still continues to be criminally underrated by large sections of the support, and probably me also in these match ratings! So crucial to our chance creation and equally, I counted at least two occasions where he sprinted back 60 yards to not only win the ball back, but launch yet another counter attack. I think he might have 3 lungs.

ALFREDO MORELOS - 9

Another epic performance from Fredo. That goal in the first half displays everything good about him. Pace, power and a powerful finish. I don't think we've had a player since Cousin who has been able to dominate centre halves in the way he does. Shaughnessy will be having nightmares about the doing he got today, particulary when Lafferty came on and allowed Morelos to sit a bit wider and a bit deeper on the right.

OVIE EJARIA - 4

Another example of a player who is hugely important against a team playing with a low block. His awareness, touch and passing are second to none and he'll be crucial breaking teams down. Expect him to get a full 90 minutes midweek and continue his come back.

GRAHAM DORRANS - 3

Another 30 minutes on the come back trail will do him good. Neat and tidy here when the game was completely over as a contest.

KYLE LAFFERTY - 5

Strikers need goals and he'll be delighted with this one after another excellent team move. Such a great option to have in the squad and has settled back in effortlessly.

STEVEN GERRARD - 9

Near flawless from the gaffer. He'll be delighted with the goals and the run out for a good few squad players. Said above but he's continuing to manage the squad really well to ensure everyone is kept fresh and hungry as we move into a hugely crucial part of the season.

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I think you were a bit generous to Goldson today. His distribution today was below his usual high standard.

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