A look at the ratings from the match against Partick Thistle on Saturday.


Had very little to do in terms of shots on goal. Dominated his area when crosses came in, and kept the team in good shape through his distribution. He’ll be looking for far more games like this in coming weeks.


Tavernier had a really strong game, both defensively and going forward. As always, his link-up with Candeias was impressive. He put in a few great crosses and was unlucky not to add yet another assist to his impressive season. Both sides seem to have most threat down their right hand side, and Tavernier was key to this for Rangers.


McCrorie impressed yet again. His goal was an obvious highlight, but his defending was excellent throughout. Early in the game, his pace got him into the correct position in one-v-one situations a couple of times, and he grew from there. Secure in possession, rarely beaten in the air, and ably assisted by Wilson.

The only moment you could point to a mistake, in an almost comedic moment, was when he was announced as man of the match in the stadium and instantly gave the ball away!


As discussed last weekend, Wilson enjoys being the defensive leader. He organised the back four very well, and kept McCrorie right in terms of positioning. Connor Sammon can be very difficult to play against as he’s strong and fast, but Wilson had no issues on the day. In the first half, he even showed a bit of skill on the edge of the Thistle box trying to get a shot away. He’s done his chances of playing under the next manager no harm at all.


It was a relatively quiet game for John. Any threat Thistle had seemed to come down the Rangers left, but in truth he wasn’t too stretched. He forced crosses to come in from deep or as wide as possible, making it easier for Foderingham to deal with them. Going forward, he had a few nice runs, but most of the threat came down the other flank. One of those games where you don’t really notice his contribution, but there were no real mistakes either.


A goal and an assist for Candeias was the minimum he deserved. His usual workrate and desire was on show, but his touch and skill were very good on the day. His crosses had been threatening before the one which McCrorie opened the scoring from. His goal looked simple at first glance, but the technique required to keep the ball down at that pace was difficult.

Candeias gave the Thistle defence an absolute nightmare throughout the game. He pressed the ball, he ran at the full back all game, and his crosses deserved more goals. He tried just a bit too hard at 3-0 to get Morelos a goal, but that had been earned by his play earlier.


Jack got involved in some good attacking situations in the first half. One run in particular should have led to a goal, but he cut it back when it looked like he could have taken the shot himself. Aside from those moments, though, he was quietly effective. The second half became pretty easy for him, and there was little pressure on the ball. He has his first call-up to the Scotland squad this week, and that will hopefully help with his development even more.


Holt had a good game as his energy in midfield provided a lot of threat. He should have scored after his great run for the second goal. Always available for a pass, he also seemed to be braver on the ball than usual. Much like Danny Wilson, he would have been considered surplus to requirements by most fans a few weeks ago, but is now in contention to be a regular starter.


Windass played very well in his 69 minutes on the pitch. He scored a composed goal, was involved in most attacks in the first half, and his movement was difficult for Thistle to deal with. He’d often be found central or even on the right next to Candeias, despite being lined up as playing on the left. He worked really hard, tracking back well and getting in blocks on crosses. With a bit more luck, he would have scored more than one goal as well.


Miller played far deeper again on Saturday, and certainly wasn’t poor. However, just one too many attacks broke down due to poor passes or wayward shots. He was good at winning the ball in advanced areas, but not secure enough in possession. Against Hearts, he was the focal point up front, but this time his role was far more that of a midfielder than striker.


Morelos went yet another game without a goal, but he played well regardless. Good link up, smart movement and a great attitude were the markers of his performance. You can see he’s desperate to score though, with one wild effort from distance summing that up best. I can’t remember a single striker in my lifetime able to go so many games without a goal yet have no one complain about their contribution.


Kranjcar came on and helped steady the team as things were getting a bit loose. On the ball, he was trying to be positive, and it didn’t come off most of the time. It was good to see him fit and on the park.


Came on for Morelos with not long left in the game. Tried to get involved, but the game was winding down by then.

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