In last night’s fixture against Hibernian, it was clear in the early stages, that there were two standout performers on the pitch.
Ryan Jack and Alfredo Morelos.
The former was impressive for the third time in six days, as he excelled in a deep-lying midfield role.
Jack was efficient in possession, regularly starting attacks by spraying the ball wide or threading an accurate ball through to a more advanced team mate.
He also broke up the play expertly.
His last ditch sliding challenge ended an ominous Hibs counter attack on the stroke of half-time. Additionally, on several occasions in the second half, well timed interventions prevented opposition players getting shots off.
The only player on either side who looked in the same league as Jack, was Alfredo Morelos.
As usual, the Colombian led the line himself. Yet, despite a lack of service from Eros Grezda in particular, he still gave Ryan Porteous and Efe Ambrose a torrid time.
He should have done better with two clear sightings at goal towards the end of the first period. Yet, most opportunities that came his way were entirely self-made.
Despite being on the receiving end of some heavy challenges, he stuck to his task all match.
No one could claim that the 22-year-old doesn’t give his all for the shirt, but last night, he just couldn’t find the goal to cap off a fine individual performance.
For Rangers to start picking up wins away from home, these two need much more help from their teammates.