A look at the ratings from last night’s win against Hamilton.


He’ll be disappointed with the goal he conceded. However, he more than made up for it, seeming to make more saves in this match than all other league games combined. The penalty save was good, the one from the header just after excellent. A good all-round performance.


I felt that Tavernier played better defensively than he did going forward for once. There were a number of loose passes and poor decisions on the ball, but no mistakes defensively. Had a great chance to score which he didn’t hit well, and overall it was a decent performance without being great.


Very poor at the goal, but recovered decently. Tried to drive us forward from defence every time he got the ball. He’s still learning how to cope with the physical side of the game, and that showed with the goal Hamilton scored.


In many ways, last night was a bigger test for McCrorie than the game against Celtic. We weren’t set up to be defensive and cover our defenders on the night, so he was more exposed. He defended well in the main, winning headers and rarely being beat on the deck. A few mistakes were made, though, and he gave away the penalty in one of them.

Should have finished the game with an assist after a great ball through to Morelos. It was an encouraging performance from the young defender.


An excellent first half saw John score his first senior goals. Both came from great running on the left-hand side. He linked up well with Windass, and was putting in great crosses as well. He would have been my choice for man of the match had the level stayed as high, but in the second half he seemed to drift out of the game. For someone who hasn’t played senior football too often, and still looking to find his fitness, he has been impressive in his games so far.


Candeias was someone we knew would put in a shift for the manager, regardless of the situation. He scored a good goal, and never once gave the Hamilton defence a second on the ball. The only reason his rating isn’t higher is because a lot of attacks broke down through him on the night, and he’ll feel he could have played better.


Jack and Dorrans were running the show in midfield in the first half. As the game became more physical, though, Jack allowed himself to be dragged into that. Two poor challenges led to his two yellow cards. He’ll now miss the game away to St Johnstone, which is a blow.


Dorrans was excellent last night. Great passing, always looking for the ball, defensively strong, and he deserved to finish with a goal and the two assists. He was captain on the night, and put in a performance deserving of that. With everything that’s been going on, there was a lot of focus on him, and he showed why he’s every inch the quality footballer.


Windass linked up well with John in the first half, and was trying to run at the Hamilton defence constantly. However, he faded badly in the second half. He kept working hard for the team, but it wasn’t his night overall.


I was tempted to give Pena a 4 for his rating. I’ve been largely positive about him so far, but last night he was poor. He had a few nice passes and touches, but they were utterly overshadowed by mistakes and heavy first touches. He was lucky to stay on the park after a poor tackle, and got away with an elbow off the ball.

The only reason I’ve went with a 5 was because he did work hard. He was held back a little by the amount of chances which broke down in the first half. He gets into great positions going forward, but with his back to goal he seems to struggle. There’s a lot of confidence to be found, and I’m not sure he knew how to play on the surface either.


Morelos didn’t have a great night. His usual work rate and ability to be a target man was on show. His touch and finishing were poor though. He missed a great chance in the first half, and never really got another sight of goal after that.


Came on in the second half, won a penalty, and showed great desire. His performance meant that even with 10 men, we were stronger in midfield and able to see out the game easily. With Jack suspended, I think he’ll have played himself into the team against St Johnstone.


Came on rather late for Morelos and worked hard. Was isolated up front, though, so never had the chance to make an impact.


A last-minute sub for Candeias, and he purely kept the ball in the corner to run the clock down.

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