Rangers stars Jon McLaughlin and Ryan Kent both earned spots in the SPFL Team of the Week after shining in the weekend win at Hamilton Academical.
The Gers ran out 2-0 winners in the late kick-off on Saturday, with Ianis Hagi opening the scoring in the 15th minute and James Tavernier effectively sealing the points with a back-post tap-in five minutes later.
Steven Gerrard’s side had plenty of opportunities to add gloss to the win but were content to head back to Glasgow with three points and a sixth consecutive Premiership clean sheet.
The shutout ensured the Gers equalled a 114-year record for the best defensive start to a new season and summer signing, Jon McLaughlin, has been a key part of the success.
The 32-year-old former Hearts and Sunderland stopper was snapped up on a free transfer in June and ever since Allan McGregor picked up a knock during the Europa League Last 16 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen, he hasn’t put a foot wrong.
McLaughlin has overseen five of the six clean sheets and his commanding performance between the sticks at the weekend was enough to see him recognised with a spot in the Team of the Week.
He is joined by teammate Ryan Kent, who didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet at Hamilton, but played a big part in Tavernier’s goal and caused problems for the opposition defence throughout.
The 23-year-old has been the subject of interest from Leeds United [Clyde Superscoreboard] but so far, he’s stuck true to his word and concentrated on the task at hand at Rangers, much to the delight of the supporters.
The two Gers were joined in the weekend XI by a player who only recently left Ibrox – Ross McCrorie.
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McCrorie has clearly enjoyed the game time already afforded to him by Dons boss, Derek McInnes, and he did well in midfield in a 1-0 win at Easter Road on Sunday.
Kilmarnock striker, Nicke Kabamba, was named Star Man following his brace in a 4-0 win over Dundee United.