Sunday’s encounter with Ross County ended up being a far closer affair than it ever had or should have been. Rangers were guilty of letting one too many chances go a miss, in a game that should have been all but over by half time at the latest.
It was a performance that on the whole the majority of players played within themselves if truth be told, such was the level of comfort and command Rangers play had afforded, especially in the first half.
Once again there was several fine displays to pick from when deciding on who should take my man of the match award. Russel Martin and David Bates always looked in command of things at the back and Rangers stand in captain Jason Holt put in his now customary display of work rate and passing, i even considered Jason Cummings for the award after coming on to score what would end up being the winning goal.
However, the player I have picked out for man of the match was playing only his game for the club, my choice is Jaime Murphy.
Murphy, looked incredibly accomplished anytime he received the ball into feet, County’s defenders struggled with his quick feet leading to Murphy winning a number of fouls in good attacking positions.
He will no doubt be a touch frustrated at his failure to get on the score sheet, following a cross by James Tavernier getting his head to the ball only for McCarey in the Ross County goals to pull off a fantastic save.
He also did well to create a shooting opportunity for himself midway through the second half, cutting in with ease from the left-hand side only to blaze his attempt high and wide. A player of his calibre will be frustrated at not working the keeper at the very least.
After only two games for the Ibrox side it is becoming ever more clear just why Rangers were so desperate to secure his services, with Murphy’s match fitness improving game by game we can expect to see more performances of a high standard in the coming matches.
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