Disappointing, disjointed and diabolical. That is how we will like to sum up Rangers’ display today at the Ibrox against St. Johnstone. The Gers had the chance to cut the gap at the top of the table to just three points as Celtic are set to play tomorrow. However, Rangers stumbled and the game ended 0-0.
The match was scrappy, and the home side lacked any cutting edge in the final third. In fact, St. Johnstone came the closest to scoring a winner as they hit the bar in the second half after Foderingham was handsomely beaten in goal.
Here is how Gerrard’s men fared.
Wes Foderingham 6
Made a crucial save from a header in the second half to keep his side level in the game. Was good on the ball and launched some decent attacks from the back.
Joe Worrall 6
Looked nervy on occasions as Rangers tried to commit men forward and St. Johnstone looked threatening on the counter. Made some smart tackles and interceptions.
Connor Goldson 5.5
Did a decent job defensively but needs to be tighter with his marking as he allowed them too much space to turn which made his team susceptible on the counter.
Borna Barisic 4.5
Poor on the ball. Couldn’t manage a decent cross throughout the game.
James Tavernier 5
Tried to make things happen but not enough quality from him in the end.
Ross McCrorie 6
Again, his energy was fantastic and won a lot of duels in midfield. His pressing was good and played his heart out as long as he was on the pitch.
Glen Kamara 7
Made his debut and looked like the best man on the pitch. Never felt like he was playing with a new set of teammates. Carried the ball out quite effectively from the back. Was composed and energetic.
Steven Davis 4
Davis is probably getting selected on reputation. Looked extremely disjointed. Lacked awareness of the situation in midfield and was rightfully substituted in the second half.
Ryan Kent 5
Looked decent in the first half as he created some bright moments. However, he was poor in the second, and his touch seemed a bit off in the second 45. Maybe the Englishman was trying too hard. These are the kind of games when Rangers fans expect a lot from him as he has that moment of magic in him but a disappointing performance from the Liverpool loanee today.
Daniel Candeias 5
Probably had the best chance for his side in the second half as he got a clear attempt at goal under no pressure. Worked hard overall but no quality in the end like all of his team-mates.
Jermain Defoe 5
Never really threatened much. A game like this doesn’t suit him as Rangers are unable to create much from central areas and their only threat was coming from crosses which was not ideal for the English forward.
Kyle Lafferty 6
Definitely needs to start in games of this nature. His physical presence makes a huge difference and took some decent attempts after coming on.
Glenn Middleton N/A
Wasn’t involved much after coming on.
Lassana Coulibaly N/A
Didn’t play enough to warrant a rating.