Rangers 2 - 1 Hearts: Player Ratings

Match Analysis
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Rangers deservedly defeat Championship winners Hearts with fine team performance at Ibrox.

Rangers team and formation

Player ratings

  • 7
    Cammy Bell
    Goalkeeper still looks short of full match sharpness but made a few solid saves nonetheless. Unlucky to concede goal late on after fine initial stop.
  • 8
    Darren McGregor
    Another display of grit, strength and desire from defender as he nullified threat of Osman Sow.
  • 8
    Marius Zaliukas
    The Lithuanian centre-half once again looked solid and can be happy with his contribution to backs-to-wall second half.
  • 3
    Lee McCulloch
    The Rangers captain let down his team-mates with daft aerial challenge on afore-mentioned Sow. A deserved red card.
  • 8
    Lee Wallace
    The Scotland international left back has upped his game in recent weeks and caused Hearts lots of problems on left side.
  • 9
    Nicky Law (Gersnet Man of the Match)
    An efficient first half display turned into an excellent second half performance despite being reorganised out to right back after sending off.
  • 8
    Andy Murdoch
    Once again the youngster's awareness and ball retention skills caught the eye in a frenetic atmosphere.
  • 7
    Dean Shiels
    The Northern Ireland international is another player who has managed a new lease of life under Stuart McCall and he patrolled the midfield area to good effect.
  • 7
    Haris Vuckic
    The Slovenian forward continues to ignore the controversy of his loan move from Newcastle and once again scored a first-class goal. Unlucky to be forced off for tactical reasons.
  • 7
    Kenny Miller
    Another player who had to do work in more defensive areas in the second period which was a pity after his composed finish to break the deadlock.
  • 7
    Nicky Clark
    Incredible work-rate and desire from the striker who ran himself ragged until the very last minute. Should have scored early in second half.
  • 7
    Bilel Mohsni
    Despite a bad mistake last week against Cowdenbeath, the big defender kept his focus and made an important contribution throughout the second half yesterday.
  • 6
    Robbie Crawford
    The young midfielder was a surprise sub for Miller with 20mins remaining but he did well in his first Rangers match of the season.
  • 5
    Ian Black
    Midfielder replaced Dean Shiels with 15mins left and, despite an inevitable booking, helped obtain a well deserved victory.

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