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Rangers player ratings as they defeat Ayr United 2-0: McKay and Tavernier impress

The Glasgow giants made five changes for their Scottish Challenge Cup tie, with two Tottenham loanees starting the match.

Wes Foderingham 6/10: The former Swindon goalkeeper only had one shot on target to deal with. Sliced a kick after a through ball but Craig Moore couldn't convert.

James Tavernier 7.5/10: Another impressive game from Tavernier, who offered plenty of attacking options, including one great strike at goal. Spread some great passes around before he was substituted with less than 10 minutes to go

Dominic Ball 6.5/10: In what was his Gers debut, the young defender certainly kept things simple. Unlike his fellow Spurs loanee, Ball's game will hopefully not be such a dramatic affair.

Danny Wilson 6.5/10: Had a solid game and looked authoritative, although there were one or two nervy moments.

Lee Wallace 6.5/10: Not as barnstorming as we've seen in recent weeks from the Rangers captain, but decent enough. Booked.

Dean Shiels 6/10: Played deeper than normal, and gave a performance that reflected that. A couple of loose passes turned possession over to Ayr. Booked.

Jason Holt 7/10: Impressive passing throughout as he drove the Rangers midfield, great cross for Clark's opener.

Nathan Oduwa 6.5/10: Full of threat when he got on the ball, even if he didn't directly contribute to the goals. Oduwa was clearly eager to impress with his skilful play, and he was the recipient of several tough challenges by Ayr players early on. Booked.

Tom Walsh 7/10: Was spreading play around nicely and was involved in the second goal, giving the ball to McKay to work his magic.

Nicky Clark 7/10: Opened the scoring in the 15th minute with clever movement and a deft finish. Also hit the post late on from close range. Will be happy to get off the mark for the season.

Barrie McKay 8/10: McKay was excellent throughout, and gave the Ayr back line a torrid time while he was on the pitch. His goal was a stunner, beating the attention of three defenders to smash the ball home.

Substitutes: Nicky Law, Martyn Waghorn, Fraser Aird.

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