By Joe Ellis

17th Sep, 2022 | 5:40pm

Rangers stun BBC pundit with 'lovely' counter-attack goal v Dundee United

Rangers had endured a rotten couple of weeks but made things much better for themselves back in the Premiership against Dundee United.

It was merely ten minutes into the game at Ibrox on Saturday when Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side were able to launch their first meaningful attack of the game.

Croatian striker Antonio Colak was the man to finish off the flowing move that had BBC pundit Neil McCann with his jaw firmly on the floor at the quality of it.

“This is all about the captain James Tavernier – he robs it out on the right, and then drives forward,” he said. “Antonio Colak drives it low in the far corner, after a lovely little pull-back. A great counter-attacking goal.”

What a find

Rangers fans might have been worrying heading into the summer knowing that Alfredo Morelos’ contract was ending at the end of this season but those fears are not there anymore.

Colak has turned up in Glasgow and not only challenged the Colombian as many expected but firmly kept him out of the side.

Morelos was highly ineffective at home to Napoli in the Champions League in midweek as Colak took a rare break from action and that only strengthened his grasp on the starting spot in van Bronckhorst’s best side.

To then score on his birthday against Dundee United makes that decision by the manager even more justified and you can’t see any reason why he would make the permanent change now.

Morelos is almost in danger of not having his contract renewal offer sent to him because he hasn’t done anything to earn a new deal so far this season.

He might have been the talisman before but excellent summer recruitment has given the boss a new weapon to play with.

In other Rangers news, there was a famous sporting face reportedly in the stands against Dundee United with family ties to the club.