How Pedro Caixinha’s Rangers rated in 2-0 win over Partick Thistle
Rangers eased to a 2-0 victory over in-form Partick Thistle at Ibrox. Kenny Miller opened the scoring just prior to the break, and Jon Toral doubled that lead midway through the second half. Here’s how they rated:
Wes Foderingham – 6
Had little to do throughout the 90 minutes aside from an instinctive stop with roughly 10 minutes to go. It’s another clean sheet for the Englishmen whos been on fine form as of late.
James Tavernier – 6
A standard Tav’ performance; always a threat going forward but had little to do defensively. An outstanding cross for Miller’s opener.
David Bates – 6
Another nervy start for the young stopper on his home debut, but grew into the game as it went on. May find himself benched for next weekend’s Old Firm clash if Hill or Kiernan are declared fit. Three appearances; three clean sheets.
Danny Wilson – 8
Another stand-out performance from Wilson who has shown a mature leadership quality with young Bates at his side, and yet another clean sheet in the bag. If he adds consistency to his game we may eventually see the real Danny Wilson we signed around a year and a half ago.
Myles Beerman – 8
Hungry, energetic and unfazed by 50,000 fans on his home debut; Beerman has all the credentials to be a star at Rangers. Since being handed his debut against Kilmarnock only weeks after turning 18, some fans believe Lee Wallace’s may struggle to regain his place once fit, given the form of the young Maltese.
Barrie McKay – 3
As bad as performance as I’ve seen from McKay in Light Blue. Looked like a player completely shot of any confidence whatsoever, and was rightfully hooked at half time.
Jon Toral – 8
Grew into the game as it went on, and put in an excellent second half performance, grabbing a well worked goal which mirrored his display. Toral looks a completely different player under Caixinha, and it’s no wonder folk are calling on him to sign on beyond his loan spell.
⚽️ GOAL: Jon Toral (54')
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Emerson Hyndman – 6
Not the young Yanks best performance for the Gers, but some fine footwork and movement for Jon Toral’s goal saw Rangers double their lead.
Jason Holt – 8
An absolute stand-out throughout the game. Holt seems to be flourishing in the deeper role in central midfield and must’ve covered every blade of grass at Ibrox. His energy and harassing style of play will be key in next weekend’s Old Firm derby.
Martyn Waghorn – 6
A frustrating afternoon for Waghorn, who should have doubled Rangers lead early in the second half but for a great stop from Tomáš Černý. Worked tirelessly throughout.
Kenny Miller – 8
Where to start with Miller? An unbelievable finish to open the scoring for Rangers. Like his opener against Aberdeen, King Kenny proved he has finishing ability that not many possess in Scotland. A new contract is a MUST!
— Adam Robertson (@adamrobertsons) April 15, 2017
Joe Dodoo – 6
Once again Dodoo proved a threat coming off the bench for the Gers. A constant threat down the left in the second half but needs to work on his delivery in key areas. At only 20 years old, the young Ghanian could have a bright future with the Light Blues.
Joe Garner – 3
Came off the bench late in the game but not enough time to make an impact.
Andy Halliday – 3
Tidy play in centre-mid for closing minutes of the game.
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