Ianis Hagi flops again with 3/10, Todd Cantwell shines with 8/10 MOTM showing - Rangers player ratings v Aberdeen
Rangers secured all three points at Ibrox with a 1-0 win over Aberdeen thanks to Todd Cantwell’s third goal for the club.
Michael Beale’s side dominated possession in the first half but clear chances were hard to come by, with Aberdeen striker Duk having the best chance of the game but he put it over the bar when one on one with Robby McCrorie.
Fashion Sakala went close with a chance but was denied by the goalkeeper, while James Tavernier had an effort well saved to go into the break at half-time goalless.
Sakala had a goal correctly ruled out for offside before a Tavernier corner landed perfectly for Todd Cantwell to volley the ball into the far corner on 65 minutes, with that proved to be the only goal of the game.
Here is how Ibrox News rated the performance of each Rangers player during the game…
Robby McCrorie – 7/10
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Beale promised that he would get an opportunity before the season’s end and he took it really well. His distribution was good, decision making excellent and he made some big saves too. He could well start against Celtic next weekend.
James Tavernier – 7/10
The skipper was as usual a big threat down the wing when going forward, and defensively he did really well again too for the most part. One of his better performances in recent weeks and led by example.
Connor Goldson – 7/10
Our best defender bar none. A leader at the back, dominant aerially and good with the ball at his feet. Almost got caught out once only for Duk to miss the chance, but outside of that he was excellent.
Ben Davies – 5/10
Had a fairly solid half before picking up a muscle injury when sprinting back to try and stop Duk from scoring. He was successful in doing so, but was forced off injured just before half-time because of it in a very familiar story for him.
Ridvan Yilmaz – 6/10
The Turk has shown glimpses of his quality since his move last summer but he hasn’t had a real run in the side This was another strong performance that showed he could have a future at the club and could displace Borna Barisic next season.
John Lundstram – 5/10
A standard performance from Lundstram as he struggled to do too much to create openings for his teammates, and didn’t have too much defending to do at the same time. Could have a future as a squad option, but at this current level he shouldn’t be a starter next season.
Nicolas Raskin – 6/10
The best central midfielder at the club by quite a distance. His ball retention and work rate is excellent, but if he can develop a final ball to make himself a bit more of a creative threat he’d really go up the next level as his passing is sometimes a bit too safe.
Todd Cantwell – 8/10
Probably the one attacking player who is guaranteed to be at the club next season and he showed he can handle the responsibility. Was constantly looking to create and then came up with a stunning bit of magic to break the deadlock and claim all three points.
Ianis Hagi – 3/10
This was a real opportunity for Hagi to stake his claim for the new season and he failed to deliver again. He was on the periphery for much of the time he was on the pitch and while his ability is evident, he needs to start effecting games the way he used to for Rangers.
Rabbi Matondo – 6/10
It was a strong start from the Wales winger with his direct running style and pace, but as the game went on he faded and the performance dwindled. Could well become a decent option off the bench, and he did enough to earn another start.
Fashion Sakala – 4/10
He has plenty of talent, but there is so many wasted movements and chances that fall to him. He’s not clinical enough to be the number nine and he’s too erratic to be a regular starter but like Matondo could well be a squad option.
John Souttar – 6/10
Alfredo Morelos – X/10
Scott Arfield – X/10
Scott Wright – X/10
Glen Kamara – X/10
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