Rangers have kept their six point gap intact with their title rivals following a fantastic 4-0 win this afternoon, and with a big week of games coming up for the Ibrox side, Giovanni van Bronckhorst will surely be delighted with the result.
The Gers made their presence known on their tenth-placed hosts with 78% uninterrupted possession of the ball, eight shots on target, five big chances and four goals over the course of the game, in a phenomenal performance all over the pitch.
Van Bronckhorst’s team opened up their lead very early into the game with a goal from Kemar Roofe in the second minute, and despite their efforts St Mirren failed to hold off the 29-year-old striker, with another goal from Roofe in the first half and a third in the 50th minute.
Aribo returned to fine form, scoring for the first time in ten appearances by killing the game with the fourth strike in the 76th minute. It was a phenomenal attacking display from Rangers, however, it wasn’t just the attackers in the team who impressed and made a huge impact on the side this afternoon.
Borna Barisic put on a flawless display against St Mirren in the left-back role after being chosen to come back into the starting team for the clash having failed to play more than 45 minutes in his last four outings.
According to SofaScore, the defender who was hailed “magic” by Steven Gerrard, had 106 touches of the ball, making three tackles and one clearance, whilst winning six out of his eight duels and offering up a 90% pass accuracy against the hosts, proving to his boss that he deserves his place in the team ahead of the Europa League game on Thursday.
Rangers have a massive week of football that could be the difference in success or failure for the Glaswegian side this season, with a Europa League second leg against Braga at the Ibrox on Thursday, and then they will host Celtic in the Scottish semi-final next Sunday.
With the pressure mounting in the title race with their fierce rivals, Celtic, the Gers manager will be hoping that today’s victory will carry his team into confident performances and a run of good form over the remaining games of the camapign.