Leon King shines as Aaron Ramsey disappoints yet again - Rangers player ratings v Dundee United
Rangers eased to a 2-0 victory over Dundee United with a clinical second-half performance at Ibrox on Sunday.
James Tavernier’s penalty meant that he continued his fine goalscoring form while half-time substitute Amad Diallo capped an impressive display with a goal of his own.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst rested a host of key players and utilised his best youngsters in what was a routine three points for the Light Blues.
Here, Ibrox News rates the players out of 10 for their performances:
Jon McLaughlin – 6
It’s hard to give a goalkeeper much of a rating when they didn’t really have anything to do. McLaughlin was aware when Connor Goldson almost scored an own goal against him, thankfully.
James Tavernier – 8
No one can stop this guy from scoring at the moment. It was a stonewall penalty in the second half and a good finish by Tavernier, who’s easily the most prolific defender in front of goal in the whole world.
Connor Goldson – 7
It was a solid performance by Goldson, who looks as though he has just one match left at Ibrox before his contract expires. At least he’s giving us some good displays to go out on.
Leon King – 9 (Man of the match)
King is only 18-years-old but he’d walk into most starting line-ups in the Scottish Premiership. Next season, the young defender needs to play more first-team football or be sent out on loan because he has the makings of a proper talent.
Borna Barisic – 6
Barisic hasn’t had a good season at all but he was fairly solid and didn’t do anything wrong against Dundee United. We can’t have any complaints about his display on Sunday.
James Sands – 8
Was that Sands’ best performance as a Rangers player? We think it might have been. It was a dead-rubber tie against Dundee United but we liked what we saw from the American midfielder. Let’s hope that bodes well for next season.
Steven Davis – 8
When given a chance against a mid-table Premiership team, Davis can play very well. He’s out of contract at the end of the month and has done well for his chances of getting a new deal. However, should he be getting one? It’s time to upgrade and refresh the squad, in all honesty, and that could be Davo’s penultimate game at Ibrox for Rangers.
Aaron Ramsey – 4
We all thought this would be one of the best signings ever made in Scottland in January but since then, Ramsey’s been very poor. While he has had the odd good touch about him – for example, ahead of Fashion Sakala winning the penalty – but other than that, he doesn’t seem as though he cares about this football club. We don’t want him next season, thanks.
Scott Wright – 5
Wright’s one of those players who needs to show way more consistency because he has a lot of doubters among the Rangers fanbase. We’re one of them. He does well every now and then but on the whole, Wright’s pretty average and not really any more than a squad player for the Light Blues.
Scott Arfield – 7
It was a good performance by Arfield, who has had a great week after helping us win against Leipzig and then winning a new contract. Well done, Scott.
Fashion Sakala – 8
Sakala won the penalty and supplied a great assist for Diallo to seal the win. Sakala’s had a mixed season but this was one of his best contributions in the league. We want more from him next term, though.
Amad Diallo (on for Wright, ’46) – 8
Diallo was a real handful for Dundee United. It’s a shame we haven’t seen more of this from him this season. He deserved his goal.
Alex Lowry (on for Scott Arfield, ’65) – 6
Adam Devine (on for James Tavernier, ’65) – 5
Charlie McCann (on for Borna Barisic, ’65) – 6
Glen Kamara (on for Aaron Ramsey, ’79) – N/A
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