Rangers cruised to a 2-0 victory over Hamilton this afternoon at the FOYS Stadium as strikes from Ianis Hagi and James Tavernier sent the Ibrox side three points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Two goals in a five-minute spell in the first half secured the points for the Light Blues as they made it six shutouts in their opening six league games for the first time ever.

With the international break coming up, there will be a chance for some of Gerrard’s squad to get a breather and some of the new faces to settle in a bit more.

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HAMILTON, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 29: James Tavernier of Rangers FC scores his team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hamilton Academical and Rangers at Hope CBD Stadium on August 29, 2020 in Hamilton, Scotland.

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The win over Accies sends the Gers three points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership ahead of Hibs facing Aberdeen tomorrow, and it was another composed performance by Rangers as the

After picking up five wins and a draw from their opening six league games, Gerrard will be fairly happy with his side’s start to the season.

The win over Hamilton was a very routine one for Gerrard but there will no doubt be plenty for the manager and his staff to analyse over the coming days.

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Here are three talking points from the Gers clash with Hamilton:

Brandon Barker experiment has to end after another shocker

Barker was a surprise starter last week but retained his place in the starting XI for the win over Accies – but Gers fans were far from impressed.

The former Manchester City kid has had a healthy amount of faith placed in him by Steven Gerrard and it is hard to see why.

HAMILTON, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 29: James Tavernier of Rangers FC celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hamilton Academical and Rangers at Hope CBD Stadium on August 29, 2020 in Hamilton, Scotland.

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With other options available in his squad, Gerrard surely has to turn to other players and try something different.

 

If he doesn’t, Barker is only going to continue to let him down with his poor performances in a blue jersey.

Connor Goldson is Rangers best defender

The former Brighton star has been often criticised by some sections of the Rangers support but it is clear just how important he is to the Gers’ success.

Goldson marshalls his defensive colleagues expertly and is constantly booming out instructions to others around him.

Hamilton Academical v Rangers - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

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While the likes of Filip Helander, Leon Balogun and others have come into the side and impressed, few ever give Goldson similar acclaim.

Like Davie Weir before him with Carlos Cuellar and Madjid Bougherra, it is the experience and leadership of Goldson that is so vital to the Gers record-breaking clean sheet run.

Someone is due an absolute leathering from Rangers soon

The signs have been there for a few games now and Hamilton were quite lucky to come out with a respectible scoreline – but someone is due a battering soon.

Rangers still lack that ruthless edge but the number of chances that are created are crying out for a prolific, in-form, striker to get on the end of them.

HAMILTON, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 29: James Tavernier of Rangers FC celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hamilton Academical and Rangers at Hope CBD Stadium on August 29, 2020 in Hamilton, Scotland.

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When that happens, someone is taking a 5-0, 6-0 or 7-0 as things start to finally click for Gerrard’s side.

Defensively, there doesn’t seem to be any threat for the Gers to worry about just now and once things really gel in attack, opposition defences should be very worried.

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