Hearts star Zander Clark has been clipped waiting on the Rangers jersey of Ibrox captain James Tavernier following the clash between the two clubs at Tynecastle.
Rangers thrashed the Gorgie outfit 3-0 in Edinburgh with the score line really flattering Hearts in what Rangers boss Michael Beale described as the “strongest performance” of his Ibrox reign to date.
Rangers purred in the midweek clash and had it not been for Hearts stopper Zander Clark and VAR, Rangers probably would’ve ran out even greater winners with the score three going on seven at Tynecastle.
But after the game, eagle-eyed Rangers fans have spotted the Scotland international stopper waiting in the Tynecastle tunnel after the game at Ibrox.
Hearts star Zander Clark meets James Tavernier
In the background of the post-match RangersTV interview with John Lundstram, you can see Hearts keeper Zander Clark meeting with Rangers captain James Tavernier to collect his shirt in the tunnel.
Watch from around 30 seconds on the below clip:
Interestingly, Zander Clark is a known childhood Rangers fan but before there are any accusations, rival fans should just watch the player’s performance for Hearts back before jumping to their own conclusions.
The ex-St Johnstone stopper was in inspired form to keep Rangers from utterly demolishing his team and impressed as he continues to deputise for the crocked Craig Gordon.
Michael Beale praises Rangers performance
Rangers ran out convincing winners over Hearts courtesy of a double from Alfredo Morelos either side of well-worked Malik Tillman strike as the club’s resurgence under Michael Beale continues.
The Rangers manager praised his side at full-time and reckons that the showing at Tynecastle was the club’s most complete of his tenure.
“I thought we were at it defensively today, I thought Hearts picked a bold formation to attack us and we picked a bold formation to attack them as well,” said Michael Beale [Rangers].
“All around the pitch our pressing was the best it has been, we regained the ball in some really dangerous areas, and we were quite ruthless, on another day we might’ve scored one or two more.
“We are really pleased with the clean sheet and I was able obviously to make some changes in the game as well so overall it is the strongest performance yet.
“That is six away wins on the bounce so that is something we can be proud of, but I just said to them we have set a standard now and I don’t want us to come off of that.”
As Rangers make it ten wins from eleven games under Michael Beale, had it not been for Hearts stopper Zander Clark it certainly would’ve been more than 3-0 on the night.
Meanwhile, the arrival of Nicolas Raskin appears to have lit a fire under some in the Rangers squad.