By Pranav Shahaney

17th Sep, 2022 | 4:55pm

Rangers narrowly managed to get the job done against Dundee United in the SPFL, winning the contest 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Summer signing Antonio Colak once again stole the headlines with an exceptional display, bagging both goals for the Ibrox outfit.

After a series of poor results, Giovanni van Bronckhorst will have been delighted to pick up three points with his job being far from secured.

Here are our player ratings from the game:

Allan McGregor – 5

After his heroics in Europe, despite conceding three goals, McGregor was named in the eleven and did not have much to do bar making three saves.

James Tavernier – 7.5

Another solid display from the Rangers captain who went forward well and was also decent on the defensive side of things. His yellow card sees him lose half a point.

Connor Goldson – 6

A calm and composed game from Goldson who does look like the second leader of this team. GvB will be delighted that he’s got a reliable custodian marshaling this side from the back.

Leon King – 4

Found himself getting into needless positions and committing to silly challenges when he had little chance to get to the ball. He does lack the maturity needed to be a regular starter for this team.

Borna Barisic – 6

Doing just enough to keep Ridvan Yilmaz out of the team but he’s not really excelling in any real area. He’ll certainly be satisfied with this performance but he does not seem to be progressing as a player.

John Lundstram – 6

Was all over the pitch and gave this side some much-needed legs in the middle of the park. His energy was infectious and undoubtedly helped the players around him.

Ryan Jack – 7

Anchored the midfield well and looked extremely assured with his passes. Gers seemed to lose control of proceedings once he was taken off.

Scott Arfield – 4

Was a tad wayward with his passes and did not create much for Colak. Deserved to be taken off as he wasn’t having the greatest of games.

Charlie McCann – 3

Struggled off the ball and lost 80 per cent of his attempted duels. Had few moments of brilliance but would’ve bee punished against better teams. Learning curve for the 20-year-old.

Ryan Kent – 6

Looked threatening on occasion but not the kind of performance that singlehandedly wins his side games. He’s had better matches for the Ibrox outfit.

Antonio Colak – 9

What a signing the Croatian has been for Rangers! Was incredible once again and the ideal penalty box poacher that van Bronckhorst wanted. There was little intrigue when he was signed but he’s proving all his doubters wrong with two well taken goals.

Subs

Malik Tillman – 5

Scott Wright – 5

In other Rangers news, the club now had a record-breaking striker on trial at Ibrox and he’s gone on to make headlines in the United Kingdom.