August 19, 2022


healthy part of faith

Rangers player ratings as Borna Barisic scores high with all-action Europa League display

Rangers consolidated their strong Europa League start with a hard-earned victory over Lech Poznan.

Sub Alfredo Morelos climbed off the bench to head in a second-half winner to earn Steven Gerrard’s side a crucial three points.

Rangers now join Benfica at the group summit ahead of a trip to face the Portuguese giants.

It’s not a match that will last too long in the memory but that perhaps underlines Rangers’ impressive efficiency at this level.

Here’s how Record Sport‘s David McCarthy rated the Ibrox side.

Allan McGregor

A milestone night for the keeper making his 80th Euro appearance and he would have been pleased at having relatively little to do – 6

James Tavernier

Not as slick as usual going forward and had obviously been identified as a threat needing to be kept in check – 6

Connor Goldson

A threat in the Poznan box at set plays but more importantly, solid in his defensive work as Poznan grew into the game – 8

Leon Balogun


Victim of a bad early foul but shrugged it off to fit in seamlessly with Goldson at the back. Had to be alert and was – 8

Borna Barisic

Brilliant delivery for Roofe’s first half chance and an even better one for Morelos’ opening goal. Also had to defend diligently – 8

Scott Arfield

Does such an important job off the ball, shutting down space and providing cover for Tavernier before making way for Jack – 7

Steven Davis

Had to settle for frustrating the visitors rather than dictating play for his own team in first half but more proactive after break – 7

Glen Kamara

Oozed composure and confidence, gliding all over the pitch effectively and playing with the minimum of fuss – 7

Ianis Hagi

Tried to provide the creative spark and looked the part in flashes but didn’t link with Tavernier as effectively as usual – 6

Kemar Roofe

No lack of effort but failed to show his quality in front of goal, missing a great chance in the first half and did most of his work miles from goal – 5

Ryan Kent

Looked to have the right back beaten for pace and threatened in flashes but wasn’t in possession often enough for his liking – 6


Alfredo Morelos: Got just over half an hour for Roofe and made his presence felt with a record-equalling goal – 7

Joe Aribo: On for Hagi and was tidy enough in and out of possession – 4

Ryan Jack: Replaced Arfield to bring fresh legs and stability to the midfield in the last 10 minutes – 3

Brandon Barker: Also got 10 minutes for Kent in the hope that his pace could unsettle a tiring Poznan defence – 2