By Pranav Shahaney

6th Aug, 2022 | 4:55pm

Rangers v Kilmarnock player ratings: Colak, Davis shine while Yilmaz struggles

Rangers registered their second league win on the spin as they beat Kilmarnock comfortably by a 2-0 scoreline in the SPFL on Saturday.

Antonio Colak opened the scoring for the hosts and Alfredo Morelos came on to replace him in the second half and he managed to find the back of the net as well.

Gers maintain their 100 per cent record in the league as they look to win title number 56 this season.

Here are our player ratings for the game:

Jon McLaughlin – 6

The Gers keeper did not have much to do and whenever he was called into action, he did his job. With the ball never really threatening his goal, he did not even need to make a single save.

James Tavernier – 7.5

A confident game from the captain who never seems to age. Ran up and down the right flank and tirelessly and was pivotal in keeping the opposition on the back foot.

Connor Goldson – 7

He looked extremely assured at the back and seldom put a foot wrong. Gers are lucky to have retained his services and he will be crucial this season.

James Sands – 7

Much like Goldson, Sands also had a decent game and did well to keep the opposition attack subdued. The two have started looking strong as a pairing.

Ridvan Yilmaz – 3

The Turkey international appeared extremely nervy at the start but became more comfortable as the game progressed. However, it was more of the same in the second half and he was eventually withdrawn.

John Lundstram – 6

He’s had better Rangers games but that’s not to say that he was off the pace today. He did make a few errors that would’ve proven costly against better teams but not today.

Steven Davis – 8

A joint Man of the Match contender was Davis. Had a pass accuracy of over 90 per cent. He was constantly on the ball trying to get his teammates around. Looked assured and seldom gave away possession.

Tom Lawrence – 7

Combined well with Colak for the goal and looks like another sharp addition to this squad. He looks more confident with each passing game and we cannot wait to see what he brings to the table in the coming games.

Mallik Tillman – 7

The new Rangers signing continued to impress in the final third. His movement often gave the opposition a hard time keeping him at bay.

Scott Wright – 5

Looked off the pace and does not seem quite up to speed for Rangers this season. There’s a good chance that he drops out of the side next game.

Antonio Colak – 8

Was extremely isolated in the first half and there was not much that he could’ve done to get involved. However, he was offered more service in the second and even found the back of the net.


Borna Barisic – 4

Rabbi Matondo – 5.5

Alfredo Morelos – 6

Scott Arfield – 5

In other Rangers news, Celtic and the Gers are at loggerheads over a record-breaking SPFL midfielder and a bid for him has already been tabled.