Ibrox View: Big men get 5s – Rangers players rated after 2-2 v Aberdeen
It was a disappointing night for Rangers at Pittodrie on Wednesday night as they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Aberdeen.
To make things worse, Celtic scored a 92nd-minute winner against Hamilton to move two points clear at the top of the Premiership.
Here are the Ibrox News ratings as attention now turns to the League Cup final on Sunday…
Allan McGregor – 5
Didn’t have a lot to do in the game but could have done better for the first Aberdeen goal – not up to his usual exacting standard.
Jon Flanagan – 6
It was a surprise to see Flanagan playing with Borna Barisic rested, presumably for the League Cup final. Not a bad performance but suspect over the first goal. Not the only one though.
Connor Goldson – 5
Has come in for a lot of criticism this season from fans and this game would be a prime example of evidence. We expect a lot more from the centre-back.
Filip Helander – 5
Helander and Goldson have formed a good partnership but it went missing tonight and Helander could be faulted for both Aberdeen goals.
James Tavernier – 6
Made the first goal for Scott Arfield in the 18th minute and had a chance at the end to win it with a free-kick but his curling effort was well saved by Joe Lewis.
Ryan Jack – 7
Looked to have put the tie to bed when he scored Rangers’ second in the 30th minute but it wasn’t to be. One of Rangers’ better players on the night but still not as good as he has been recently.
Steven Davis – 6
A game of two halves for the normally imperious Davis. First-half was good but like a lot of Rangers players he struggled in the second 45.
Joe Aribo – 6
See Davis above. Aribo looked great early on but faded just when Rangers needed him.
Ryan Kent – 6
Kent is the sort of player who can turn games like this but after creating lots in the first half, he never looked like producing the goods in the second 45.
Alfredo Morelos – 6
There to score the goals but he couldn’t keep up his prodigious scoring record last night. He still should have won it at the death when he was denied a clear penalty.