Match Ratings - The Other Half of the Old Firm 1 - 0 Rangers

Adam is back to give his take on today's disappointing 1-0 defeat against Celtic.

ALLAN MCGREGOR - 8

Imperious at times, particlularly just after half time with a chance from N'tcham he somehow got over the bar. Kept us in the game at half time, and kept the score down where he could.

JAMES TAVERNIER - 5

Not his worst defensive performance, or his best attacking. Made some defensive headers which always tend to go unnoticed but his crossing wasn't on point today.

NIKOLA KATIC - 6

Managed Eduoard very well, rarely got turned and dealt with every ball into the box with ease.

CONNOR GOLDSON - 6

Unlucky to be booked, similar to Katic. Never looked in trouble on the first phase of attacks and dealt with the second balls easily. 

BORNA BARISIC - 5

Poor performance from the Croat, gave Forrest the incentive on too many occasions and wasn't strong enough in the tackle. Also poor offensively.

RYAN JACK - 5

Neat and tidy, but not exactly what we needed. Didn't threaten in any areas of the park. Must do better, but not sure he is at the level we require.

OVIE EJARIA - 4

Really surrprised Ejaria started today given the shift he put in on Thursday night. Mistake from the manager to play him - and his poor tracking back cost us the goal - but not sure what other options we had.

RYAN KENT - 5

Kent did well defensively in the first half  - I was worried about him and Tav against Tierney & McGregor - but while they didn't dominate, they did well enough to limit chances. Can see why he was picked ahead of Candeias, although surely Thursday must have had an impact on him too. Zero involvement in second half.

SCOTT ARFIELD - 6

Excellent in the first half in terms of winning balls back and pressing the space, nowhere near dominant in attack. Poor second half.

ALFREDO MORELOS - 5

Not the performance we were expecting. Other than one chance in the second half, Fredo fed off scraps all day. Not his finest hour.

KYLE LAFFERTY - 5

Similar to Morelos, fed off scraps on the flanks all day. We expected more, but the formation didn't suit his talents.

GLENN MIDDLETON - 2

Zero time to make an impression.

DANIEL CANDEIAS - 2

Should have started the game. Could have caused Celtic a number of issues on the left flank, wasn't to be though. The Portuguese winger was unable to affect the game in any way, given how late he came on.

1 comment

Aaron Auld

You’ve given Arfield more credit than he’s due. Other than that, spot on.

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