Rangers could have been a lot more comfortable against Aberdeen and if James Tavernier had put away his early penalty, the final scoreline could have had a more polished look to it.
The Gers skipper brushed aside the missed opportunity to reflect on the overall team performance and, despite being disappointed to lose a slack goal to let the home side back into the game, he was delighted to see the forward line cause so many problems, as reported by Rangers TV:
“We are disappointed to have conceded but overall we got the job done and now we move on to Motherwell next week.
“Alfredo’s starting to get his goals back and he has been working extremely hard on the training pitch and even during games when he’s not been scoring. He has been working hard for the team so I am delighted to see him get two goals today.
“I thought Ryan Kent was tremendous, he was always a threat. I could say that about all the boys, Ianis as well. There were threats all over the place and we are probably slightly disappointed that we didn’t get more goals but like I said three points and we move on.
“We knew with Aberdeen being down to 10 men that their chances would be limited but we have got to deal with the situation a lot better.
“These are the standards that we have set ourselves throughout the season.”
Tavernier has been outstanding this season and will be quickly forgiven for his blip from 12 yards, without trying to justify it, at least he was going for the corner when he missed rather than given Joe Lewis an easy save.
Have standards dropped recently?
The skipper is correct in that we should have punished them a lot more than we did and, on another day, nobody would have had any complaints if we had walked off as 5-0 winners, a timely return to form and a 15th consecutive league win, a stark contrast to the shambles in the east end of Glasgow.