Kent Gets 8, Morelos With 5.5 | Rangers Players Rated In Their Narrow Win Against Ross County

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC celebrates during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Rangers FC and Sporting Braga at Ibrox Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers’ dreadful domestic run witnessed a new nadir last week when they were humiliated at home by struggling Hamilton Academical. The confidence within the camp was undoubtedly low ahead of their trip to Ross County this afternoon. The fixture at Victoria Park should have been a stroll in the park, but it took 76 minutes to break the deadlock when Ryan Kent’s deflected effort beat Ross Laidlaw in the Staggies goal.

Below are the Rangers players rated in their narrow win against Ross County.

Rangers Players Rated In Their Narrow Win Against Ross County

Allan McGregor: 7

Made a decisive save to deny Billy McKay early in the second half. A much-needed clean-sheet for the veteran custodian following back to back defeats against Hearts and the Accies.

Matt Polster: 7

Was preferred over Nathan Patterson to feature as the right fullback. The American professional did a decent job in the absence of skipper James Tavernier as he worked really hard to adjust to the poor pitch condition. Offered little offensively but stayed alert at the back to deal with the hosts’ pressure during the final quarter of the match.

Connor Goldson: 7.5

Received stern criticism for his recent outings. But the Englishman stood up to the challenge this time, both aerially as well as physically, and maintained composure en route to ensuring a crucial clean-sheet.

George Edmundson: 7.5

Was calm, composed and concentrated in the heart of the backline. Not only did he make no-nonsense clearances to deal with the threats but also tried to play out from the back by converting defence into attacking movements.

Borna Barisic: 6.5

Made timely overlapping runs, whipped in crosses inside the box, and also did well to combine upfront with fellow teammates in search of goals. Made a few smart recoveries and covered a lot of ground down the left-hand side of the pitch.

Steven Davis: 6.5

Was denied by Laidlaw late in the first half. Featured in central midfield but struggled to dominate possession and construct moves from the deep. His presence was immense though during the final 15 minutes when the Bears were desperately defending their narrow lead against the likes of McKay, Ross Stewart and Joshua Mullin.

Glen Kamara: 6.5

Tired to keep the ball rolling in the middle of the park with his passing and quick one-twos. Was lethargic at times but managed to control the midfield game. Forced Laidlaw to make a majestic stop in the early minutes of the match.

Joe Aribo: 7.5

His header was cleared off the line by Iain Vigurs minutes before Kent’s goal. The Nigerian was deployed in a free midfield role but responded well to it with high work ethics and vision.

Ianis Hagi: 6

Made the goalkeeper work early in the second half as his powerful effort was parried away by Laidlaw. Became predictable with his runs and moves later on and the gaffer opted to take him off just over the hour mark. Florian Kamberi was introduced in place of the on-loan Romanian.

Ryan Kent: 8

Turned out to be Rangers’ saviour when his deflected strike finally got the better of the Staggies’ custodian. His pace, stamina, power and dribbling traits were troublesome for the hosts.

Alfredo Morelos: 5.5

Has been a shadow of his earlier self as the Colombian failed to impress once more before being replaced by Nikola Katic for the final few minutes of the game.

Rangers Substitutes

Florian Kamberi: 7

Made an impact once more as he played his part in the build-up to Kent’s decider. Was lively with his runs since coming on.

Jordan Jones: 6.5

His holding and dribbling attribute frustrated the opponents while chasing for an equaliser.

Nikola Katic: NA

Played too little to warrant a rating.

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