Hearts 1 - 3 Rangers: How the Rangers players rated

How the Rangers players rated out of 10 in a deserving 3-1 win against Hearts in Edinburgh.

Rangers deserved their 3-1 victory over Hearts. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey
Rangers deserved their 3-1 victory over Hearts. Picture: SNS/Alan Harvey

Wes Foderingham - 7

One stray kick aside another solid performance from Foderingham. A couple of smart stops in the first half before a second half in which the ‘keeper made a fair dent in reading War and Peace.

James Tavernier - 7

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Hearts didn’t have the players to trouble the space behind the right-back which allowed him to play on the front foot. Delivered a fantastic cross for Kenny Miller’s second.

Ross McCrorie - 6

Didn’t enjoy the physical battle with Kyle Lafferty and Esmael Goncalves but settled and used the ball well in the second half.

Danny Wilson - 6

Similar to McCrorie, Wilson was flustered as Hearts upped the pressure in the first half but grew as the game progressed and could be seen lighting a cigar with about 15 to go.

Declan John - 7

Is he an upgrade on Lee Wallace? Leaves space behind but a great outlet on the left side to carry the ball and has pace to recover.

Daniel Candeias - 7

Drove Rangers forward with surging runs, showing no effects of Pedro Caixinha leaving.

Ryan Jack - 6

A quiet afternoon as he went under the radar. Nothing flashy, just kept the ball moving. Didn’t get sent off.

Jason Holt - 9

Despite Miller’s brace the best player on the park. Dropped down the pecking order but arguably the best performance from the centre of midfield by a Rangers player this season. Energetic, aggressive, contributing in both phases of the game and helped with Rangers’ transition.

Josh Windass - 7

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Quiet first half but always appears on the cusp of doing something special. Took his goal well to secure the win having beaten Rafal Grezlak, answering the age old question: what would a traffic cone be like at full-back?

Kenny Miller - 8

What can you say? He failed to make straight-forward passes, grew frustrated, scored with a scruffy deflected effort, ran all over the pitch and scored a fine header. The ultimate Miller performance.

Alfredo Morelos - 8

Failed to score but his all-round play was excellent as he went up against the formidable Christophe Berra and came out on top. His control, turn and pass for Miller’s opener was perfect. Deserved a goal.

Substitutions

Jamie Barjonas (for Kenny Miller, 84) - N/A

Allowed Miller to get a standing reception from the 14,100 away fans.

Eduardo Herrera (for Alfredo Morelos, 87) - N/A

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Game was finished and petering out.

Ryan Hardie (for Josh Windass, 90) - N/A

No time to do anything.