Rangers overcame a stuffy Ross County side, who have been in good form of late, and a few individuals caught the eye for various reasons.
Malky MacKay’s side were restricted to a couple of counter attacking efforts as the midfield, in particular, looked to dominate proceedings.
It was a more enjoyable afternoon even if a third goal would have been warmly received as Rangers fan media reacted to a good afternoon’s work.
Fan media reacts as Rangers hit cruise control v Ross County
David Edgar noted that Todd Cantwell wasn’t himself for Rangers against Ross County by commenting:
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“Cantwell not at it today”.
The Rangers playmaker didn’t have his best game, his work rate was as high as normal but nothing seemed to come off for him in terms of the final ball.
Out of possession, he was still a constant menace to Ross County though.
This is Ibrox chose to highlight Borna Barisic, the Croatian international, for all his faults, now has four assists in six games for Rangers:
“Top performance from Borna Barisic today.”
Most wingers would be happy with that.
Stevie Clifford from Four Lads chose to pick out Nicolas Raskin for praise with the Belgium international providing an energy and spark that has been missing on too many occasions in Rangers midfield in the past:
“Nico Raskin everywhere in midfield.
“Just a bundle of energy, constantly pressing and winning little second balls.
“We have ourselves a real player.”
Jack Butland is another who could have been singled out, one missed corner aside, he commanded his box superbly and gave another performance that made him look like he had been at the club for years.
Sam Lammers looked better drifting out to the right-hand side, John Lundstram looked back to his best and John Souttar cleared everything that was thrown near him.
Again though, Rabbi Matondo looked like a new player and caused Ross County’s deffence more problems on his own than his teammates had combined in the previous hour – just about.
Encouraginly, there are more good perdomance han poor ones now, a sign that things are ffinally heading in the right direction.