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Rangers vs. Kilmarnock, Player ratings: Zelalem and Waghorn seriously worrying

Rangers put in a hugely mixed display against Kilmarnock, with a couple of outstanding performances and more than one or two shockers.

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Wes Foderingham 7

Stood up well and did his job when required. Solid again.

James Tavernier 7

Struggled somewhat with Tope Obadeyi in the first half, but was much better than he has been going forward.

Rob Kiernan 8

Kept Josh Magennis in his back pocket all game, a display that looks like he'll be capable of making the step up to the top flight with no trouble at all. A superb, classy and comfortable performance.

Danny Wilson 7

Stepped up to show some drive when the team needed it, and largely dealt with the attacking threat well.

Lee Wallace 5

Continued his poor form by struggling to be a positive influence on the game as he so often has this season. Perhaps needs a game off?

Dominic Ball 6

Solid enough, moved the ball well enough, but didn't shine either way.

Gedion Zelalem 3

Zelalem offered plenty of energy as always, but his continued wastefulness was immensely frustrating. He simply doesn't know what he's going to do with the ball until well after he's received it. Good players will already know what they intend to do before they get it. Not having that means that play slows down, and blind alleys are charged into with abandon. Most troublingly, there is the sense that when Zelalem is on the pitch he's being babysat - we can't afford that. Needs a spell out of the team.

Andy Halliday 6

Showed some leadership, and drove the play forward well, but couldn't be a decisive influence when he got towards the Killie area.

Martyn Waghorn 3

Good god. It appears to be a major problem with Martyn Waghorn that when he's bad, he is truly horrendous. Aside from his late effort that Josh Magennis blocked to deny what looked a certain goal, nothing at all came off. It would be fine if he was still making good runs into the area, finding good deliveries, and causing problems even if he wasn't scoring goals, but everything has gone at once. Aside from his shocking touch when presented with a sitter, his only other contributions were to waste attacks by putting it into orbit. Desperately needs to be dropped, but for the cup, we have few alternatives with Michael O'Halloran and Billy King cup-tied.

Kenny Miller 6

Was perhaps unfortunate to come off, the reason being surely that Mr Warburton had doubts over his ability to play so many games in such a short space of time. Didn't offer anything outstanding all the same.

Barrie McKay 8

A wee genius. What a player we have on our hands here. His run and delivery for Waghorn's missed sitter was the perfect example of his talents. He has blossomed very quickly into a quite incredibly complete player. The range of passing, the dribbling, the delivery, the decision-making, the speed of movement and thought and the marriage of the two, and his ability to be hugely dangerous in a variety of positions are extraordinary for a player of his age. A huge, huge, huge asset to the club - can we please have an update on that contract?


Harry Forrester 2

Cheers Harry. Hope you kept the return ticket.

Jason Holt 6

Came on and showed why Rangers have missed him, as the urgency, fluency and productivity of the team vastly increased. He is ten times the player Zelalem, Shiels or Law are.

Nicky Law 5

Came on and was Nicky Law, thus providing a lot of ineffective short quick passing and running into dangerous areas  before being bundled off the ball with ease.