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Alex McLeish has showered praise on the “relentless” performance in Rangers’ 2-0 victory over St. Mirren on Wednesday afternoon.

Steven Gerrard made two changes to his side, and it was Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos who fired the Bears to another easy three points.

McLeish claimed the victory was even sweeter after the League Cup loss against the same opposition weeks ago, with some fans even admitting to him they were nervous before the game.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish admitted victory was sweet, “Absolutely.

“I had one or two Rangers fans worried, and I said ‘listen, when was the last time Rangers lost two games in-a-row to St. Mirren?’

“Obviously, there’s a better determination in the squad now and attitude – Morelos scoring again and it was just relentless. This has set them up perfectly for the run-in for the rest of the season.”


Gerrard will have been delighted with the professionalism of his squad, especially with a massive Old Firm game around the corner.

The Bears were efficient in all of there play at the SMISA Stadium, only managing two more shots than the home side, and only 56.2% according to WhoScored.

This was all done without the likes of Ryan Kent, who only came on for the final few minutes after being dropped to the bench.

Rangers are in a cracking spot right now, and McLeish is spot on to a better determination and attitude in the squad – something which will catapult them into the Celtic clash.

In other Rangers news, these Gers fans blown away by ‘Hall of Fame’ ace v St. Mirren


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