Steven Davis in 4/10 shocker as Kemar Roofe wins match: Rangers player ratings v Hibernian
Kemar Roofe’s late penalty secured Rangers all three points as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side won 1-0 against Hibernian at Easter Road on Wednesday night.
Van Bronckhorst saw his side go seven points clear of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership despite what was an uninspiring display by the Light Blues.
Ryan Porteous’ foul on Ryan Kent in the penalty area, followed by a cool finish from substitute Roofe, ended up being the difference between the two sides with a massive three points now going back to Glasgow.
Here, Ibrox News has rated the Bears out of 10 for their performances:
Allan McGregor – 5
McGregor didn’t really have much to do other than to clear his lines a couple of times. But he did so successfully, without being spectacular.
James Tavernier – 5
It was a quiet night for Tavernier, who was not as involved as he normally was. However, he didn’t really do much wrong defensively but we were disappointed with how little he contributed in the attack.
Connor Goldson – 5
Goldson defended well from set-pieces but the centre-back did have his dodgy moments – as has usually been the case this season. Goldson still managed to help the Gers keep a clean sheet but that was mainly because of Hibs’ poor finishing.
Calvin Bassey – 5
We’ve been lenient on Bassey in the past when he’s played at centre-back as it’s not his natural role. However, he did have our hearts in our mouths at times against Hibs and he didn’t look good at all when he tried running the ball out of the defence.
Borna Barisic – 5
Hibs really should have scored against our defence when you think about it because they played so poorly. Barisic hasn’t been great all season and it was the same case again on Wednesday night Set-piece delivery not great
Steven Davis – 4
That was perhaps the worst hour of football Davis has played in a Rangers shirt. The 36-year-old’s age showed in what was a very slow, predictable performance in which he didn’t seem to have a clue on what to do with the ball and wasted possession too often. We’d much rather see Scott Arfield start, Gio.
Glen Kamara – 5
Kamara started to show signs of improvement but was poor again against Hibs on Wednesday night. The Finland international was too slow an uninventive in possession but it’s ot as though those ahead of him offered much help.
Joe Aribo – 6
Aribo was unlucky to not have an assist for Alfredo Morelos in the first half and he did look the most likely to make something happen for the Gers. He got quieter as the game went on.
Ianis Hagi – 5
It was a lacklustre performance by Hagi, who failed to offer much with his passing, dribbling or shooting. The Romanian looked as though he was running through mud at times.
Ryan Kent – 6
Kent wasn’t at his best again but it was ultimately the Englishman’s quick feet that won the Gers the game when he was fouled by Porteous late on. Kent’s got to improve but he did show on Wednesday night that he can be the difference for the Light Blues.
Alfredo Morelos – 5
Morelos had a golden opportunity to score the opening goal in the first half when he headed Aribo’s inch-perfect cross wide of the goal. The striker was completely unmarked but made a real hash of the effort. He was substituted off after just over an hour in which he did very little of use.
Kemar Roofe (on for Morelos, 66) – 8 (MOTM)
Scored the match-winning penalty despite so much pressure being on him to convert. Well done, Kemar.
Scott Arfield (on for Davis, 66) – 7
Arfield’s introduction really helped turn the tide of the game and improve Rangers going forward.
John Lundstram (on for Kent, 87) – N/A