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Rangers 1-0 Falkirk: Player ratings

Billy King was the one wot won it, but who else stood out from Rangers' 1-0 victory over Falkirk?

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Wes Foderingham 7

A decent performance from Foderingham, who had more to do than usual, and was up to the task when called upon (although there are still some questions about his handling.)

James Tavernier 7

Not quite back to his best, and erratic but often effective. A couple of bafflingly wayward passes reduced his rating, but his cross provided the winner, and he defended well to boot.

Rob Kiernan 7

Another fine performance from Kiernan, who continues to look like our best centre-half.

Danny Wilson 6

Wilson's performances aren't getting any better, and they're starting to be a real cause for concern going forwards. Improved as the game went on, but could easily have been punished on more than one occasion.

Lee Wallace 6

As with his most recent games, Wallace was dynamic, energetic, matched it with some superb movement and continually thundered his cross into the first man. It's no surprise that Mr Warburton prefers him to underlap rather than overlap, but whether it's best for McKay is another matter. Perhaps time to try King or Forrester on the left flank.

Dominic Ball 7

Faded somewhat - perhaps due to not being used to a more physically demanding role? - but was superb in the first half. Disciplined, tackled and intercepted well, and moved the ball very quickly. It's certainly worth trying a midfield of Ball, Halliday, Holt when all three are available for selection again.

Nicky Law 5

Did nothing of note, and again continued to frustrate when the length of passing was required to be more than six yards. Was frustrated to come off, bizarrely - surely he can't have thought he was playing well? No new contract, please, Mr Warburton.

Dean Shiels 5

Has been excellent off the bench in this campaign, but having to play the full 90 against better opposition revealed his limitations and lack of real quality. Wasn't quick enough in shooting or passing when arriving at the edge of the area, which was a continued problem throughout the game. Holt can't come back soon enough.

Martyn Waghorn 3

Nothing at all came off for him today, on or off the ball. Mostly anonymous, lost the ball quickly when he did get it. Very lucky not to have been subbed off. Appeared to pick up a knock early - we'll be charitable and suggest his performance may have been down to that.

Kenny Miller 6

Was perhaps a wee bit unfortunate to have been pulled off. Still an important player for us because he seems (alhough maybe not after King's goal) to be the only striker who can score from crosses.

Barrie McKay 7

A thunderous start, although faded when moved around later on and didn't adapt his game as well as he has done to having to play deeper. Still a hugely dangerous player for us, and we're going to allow ourselves some concern if his contract isn't sorted very soon.


Harry Forrester 5

Looked a wee bit better than he has done, as is to be expected as he returns to full match fitness, although still struggled to provide a final ball.

Gedion Zelalem 5

Missed a sitter by sidefooting it too close to the keeper, kept drawing in players with smart movement than playing the wrong pass backwards to slow down our play. Did what he does every game, then.

Billy King 7