Rangers have won a crucial three points at home to Kilmarnock, beating Steve Clarke’s side 1-0 in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.
With rivals Aberdeen and Hibernian both drawing, the Light Blues have moved to within a point of second-placed Aberdeen with two games remaining.
It was the departing David Bates that provided the victory, heading home from a deep far post cross late on to break the deadlock.
After a brutal defeat to Celtic last week, it was the perfect way to bounce back, especially after the blockbuster appointment of Steven Gerrard as manager on Friday.
Fans were pleased with the result and much of their praise of the performance went to goalkeeper Jak Alnwick who was again deputising for the injured Wes Foderingham.
His distribution was excellent throughout and he made a double save in the first half that would prove crucial to winning the three points.
Some even believe he is now a better option that the club’s number one Foderingham.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Jak Alnwick is better than foderingham
— WATP 🇬🇧 (@billandbatts) May 5, 2018
Alnwick has been our best player today again 👌🏻
— Steph ✌🏻 (@xsd11x) May 5, 2018
jak alnwick the only 1 puting in 100% effort imo. everybody else canny pass canny control the baw. big martin gettin thrown aboot like a dirty sock
— Thomas Gordon (@thomasgordonx) May 5, 2018
Alnwick ahead of Foderingham every day of the week… and that doesn't mean we dont need a keeper, because we do
— Raúl Sánchez (@raulsdf) May 5, 2018
Once again I’m not impressed with the players in the first half.
Only one that’s got pass marks so far is Jak Alnwick once again.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) May 5, 2018
Jak Alnwick what a cracking double save👏
— Jamie-Lee Wilson (@JamieLeeWilson9) May 5, 2018
That double save for Alnwick was just incredible.the second was save of the season if you’ve no seen it
— James (@1872James_) May 5, 2018
Decent start and then we started to sit deeper and pace dropped off – another positive today from Alnwick. Couple real good saves and well impressed with his distribution and wanting to get game started faster.
— DFW Ger (@Dubai_Ger) May 5, 2018
More confident with Alnwick in goals than wes tbh
— william lambie (@williamlambie1) May 5, 2018
Alnwick with two MASSIVE stops there. Definitely a better keeper than I thought.
— TrueNorthRFC (@TrueNorthRFC) May 5, 2018