Rangers 3 Raith Rovers 0 – Match ratings/Managers reaction (Alfredo speculation answered)

Michael Beale Press conference post match

Team news Rangers vs Raith Rovers

RANGERS: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Davies, Barisic, Lundstram, Raskin, Cantwell, Fashion Jr, Kent, Colak.

Subs: McLaughlin, Ridvan, Hagi, Jack, Souttar, Kamara, Morelos, Wright, Arfield.

Allan McGregor – Quiet afternoon, untested in first, one catch in second. 6/10

James Tavernier – Always pushing on but a quieter first, assisted second as his cross was turned in. 6/10

Borna Barisic – Good afternoon, assisted well and flung in some dangerous cross throughout. Solid 65 mins replaces by Yilmaz 7/10

Connor Goldson – Loose on the pass today, but a thunderous header put Rangers ahead. Replaced on 65 mins by John Souttar. 6/10

Ben Davies – Strolled it, in second gear all afternoon such was his level of control. 7/10

Todd Cantwell – Busy, again a bright performance, couple of shots and always trying to quicken the tempo, great assist for third. Stadium MOTM. 8/10

John Lundstram – Fine. A training game really but dictated throughout. Stupidly booked. 6/10

Nicolas Raskin – Good, again patrolled and won some second balls. Likes to move it quickly, will be a good signing. 7/10

Young Fashion Jnr – Frustrating afternoon, nothing quite came off and was replaced by Arfield on 65 mins. 5/10

Ryan Kent – Again fine, nothing really spectacular but always a threat. 6/10

Antonio Colak – Quiet afternoon, nothing really came off for him really. Few headers wide but overall quiet. Replaced by Morelos on 78 mins. 5/10

Substitutions –

John Souttar – More minutes, straight forward enough. 5/10

Ridvan Yilmaz – Good minutes and a welcome return, put in some decent balls, almost assisted for Arfield. 5/10

Scott Arfield – Almost scored from a Yilmaz cut back, always in and around play, got his goal from a Cantwell assist. 6/10

Alfredo Morelos – Got last ten, not in it much but a sliding chance almost gave him a goal. 4/10

Ianis Hagi – Can see he’s desperately trying, still building fitness. Last 15 mins will do him good. A nice second assist in Arfield goal. 5/10

Match action –

9 mins – SAVE! McDonald tips wide a Tavernier effort after a slick one-two with Lundstram created the space.

44 mins – GOAL! Goldson thunders a header in after a lovely Borna Barisic corner kick. 1-0

HT Rangers 1 Raith Rovers 0

55 mins – POST! Tavernier deflected shot hits the post from a corner.

59 mins – GOAL! Tavernier cross turned in by Nolan (O.G) 2-0

87 mins – GOAL! Arfield tucks it away after good work by Hagi and Cantwell. 3-0

FT Rangers 3 Raith Rovers 0

Attendance – 41168

A training game for Rangers, Raith eleven behind the ball the whole game. Rangers guilty at time of slowing play but got the goals to take them through comfortably, it was very much a case of job done. Cantwell shines throughout, easy afternoon also for Ben Davies who was very good.

One thought on “Rangers 3 Raith Rovers 0 – Match ratings/Managers reaction (Alfredo speculation answered)

  1. Rangers seemed to lack that spark today, no urgency in their play and made hard work of it. Ok Raith didn’t come to make it easy but we needed more. Man of match was Raith defender Lang, maybe that sums things up.

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