Former Rangers boss Stuart McCall raves about Barrie McKay's performance against Celtic

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Stuart McCall has hailed Rangers winger Barrie McKay.

Former Rangers boss Stuart McCall has told BBC Sport that he felt Barrie McKay was Rangers' best player against Celtic on Sunday afternoon.

Despite winning the Scottish Championship title and Petrofac Training Cup this season, Rangers were given little chance of a win over their Old Firm rivals Celtic in their Scottish Cup semi-final clash at Hampden Park.

However, Kenny Miller put Rangers in front early on, and even after Erik Sviatchenko drew Celtic level, fans were then treated to a stunning long-range strike from winger McKay.

Tom Rogic did pull Celtic level again, only to miss the crucial penalty in the ensuing shoot-out, sending Rangers into the final and giving manager Mark Warburton a huge scalp.

Every Rangers player did their bit for the cause, but the plaudits poured in for winger McKay after the final whistle, having enjoyed a superb game against Celtic.

McKay, 21, was little more than an afterthought at the start of the season, but has now become a key player at Ibrox under manager Warburton.

His goal on Sunday was another demonstration of his immense quality, and former Rangers boss Stuart McCall has told BBC Sport that he felt McKay was Rangers' best player on the day even before his goal, praising his combination play with left back Lee Wallace.

"Even prior to the goal, he was Rangers' best player," said McCall. "Early on, he and Wallace combined well down the left, as Rangers took the game to Celtic. Has quick feet and glides past players. Gave Mikael Lustig a hard game. Always looked after the ball and scored an outstanding goal," he added.

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