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Rangers 5-1 St Johnstone - Three talking points as Gers desecrate Saints

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We’ve got this

Rangers’ qualification for the Europa League group stages was a hell of an achievement, but it gave some hope to our enemies that we might struggle to cope with playing so many games. After a tough European away game on Thursday, where we fought extremely hard for our result, we came back with no Jack, no Barisic, and no problems. A strong starting eleven and a strong bench helped us thrash St Johnstone, a team who are always tough to beat. We have the squad to cope with this schedule and more. And we still have Eros Grezda to come in.

Ryan Kent keeps improving

Bar a terrible first half against Villarreal, Kent is looking like a more important player in the team with every passing game. Excellent against Dundee, he terrorised St Johnstone today and was constantly looking dangerous. His aggression is something rarely seen in wide players, and he’s putting it to great use.

We’re finding our killer instinct

Steven Gerrard has spoken several times about wanting teams to ‘smell blood’ and attack any weaknesses they sense in the opposition. With the current fixture schedule, it would’ve been tempting to coast through the second half, but Rangers went in search of more goals. Kent in particular looked desperate to get on the scoresheet, but the whole team kept working until the final whistle.