A look at the player ratings from the defeat to St Johnstone.
WES FODERINGHAM – 5
Wes made an error in the first couple of minutes, and seemed to take some time to recover. He couldn’t be blamed for any of the goals, but he looked uncomfortable throughout the game. His distribution wasn’t his best, and he didn’t dominate his area. After such a good performance on Wednesday, he’ll be disappointed by this one.
JAMES TAVERNIER – 5
In many ways, Tavernier sums up the issues Rangers have right now. He’s either excellent or nowhere near his best, with little in-between. On Saturday, he struggled a lot with his passing. He seemed to need an extra touch all game, and looked jaded from the start. Even when he was played through on goal late in the game, he took too long to shoot. If he’d scored there and Windass had finished a great cross he put in, it would have papered over what was a frustrating performance.
BRUNO ALVES – 4
Alves had possibly his poorest match for Rangers. His passing was erratic and his influence seemingly short on the day. For the St Johnstone equaliser, he’ll have been annoyed at heading the ball straight out rather than back to the wing. His defending at their third goal wasn’t good either.
DANNY WILSON – 4
Like Alves, Wilson struggled to find his level. He was caught out badly for the second St Johnstone goal. His passing was also poor, and both he and Alves were a big reason why we played so slowly. He wasn’t winning headers convincingly either.
DECLAN JOHN – 4
John seems to be going the way of many young players at Rangers. A promising start is being ground down to a halt. We’ve seen this from players before, where they struggle to show a consistent level and get affected by confidence issues. He never made any sort of impact in an attacking sense. His effort at blocking the shot for the third goal was pretty woeful. Hopefully, he can get past this game pretty quickly.
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ROSS McCRORIE – 5
This is the first game since stepping into midfield where McCrorie has struggled. Scougall seemed to be a yard ahead of him all game, and he gave away a few fouls where he would normally win the ball. You’d expect a player of McCrorie’s experience to have poor games at times. This was one he should learn a fair bit from.
JASON HOLT – 5
Holt had plenty of energy, but not a lot else. Loose passes forward and not a lot of composure on the ball. With the team which started the match, he was asked to be a bit more creative than he has shown in recent matches. As such, his struggle to play well affected the team in a bigger way than it usually would.
RYAN JACK – 5
Jack put in plenty of effort, and set up the goal through some good play. He was caught out for the St Johnstone equaliser though. Rangers had a lot of the ball, but play was slow for the most part. Jack tried to get things moving, but wasn’t assisted well by his teammates.
DANIEL CANDEIAS – 4
A very frustrating day for Candeias. As the play was slow from Rangers, he rarely got a chance to run at the defenders. He didn’t put in as many crosses as he usually would in a game. His movement was often missed as players took easier options, and he seemed to let the annoyance drag down his performance.
JOSH WINDASS – 5
Windass didn’t have a good day. He did try to keep driving forward, but the final ball wasn’t working out. He also missed a couple of great chances, one header, in particular, being disappointing. As he’s a clear focus of our attacking play, he takes a lot of criticism when he doesn’t play well. His form of late has been better, so hopefully, this is one game he can get out of his system quickly.
ALFREDO MORELOS – 5
Morelos scored the goal after 5 minutes, and it was easily the best moment of the match for the team. Aside from that, he never got going. He worked hard enough to look dead on his feet late on, but no other chances really fell his way. His link-up wasn’t as sharp as usual either. It was good he got his goal, but nothing else worked for him.
NIKO KRANJCAR – 3
Kranjcar tried to get the team going with forward passes and link-up play, but wasn’t able to make a big contribution.
EDUARDO HERRERA – 2
One lovely flick aside which sent Tavernier in on goal, Herrera barely managed to get a touch as the team looked well beaten.
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