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Billy Dodds hails 'rampant' Rangers

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Alfredo Morelos and Connor Goldson helped Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers to three points today.

General view of Ibrox during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Billy Dodds has praised Rangers' 'rampant' second-half performance in the 4-0 win at St Johnstone this afternoon.

Steven Gerrard's side put a dull first-half display behind them to eventually overcome the Saints.

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Alfredo Morelos fired Rangers ahead shortly after the half-time break, before a thumping header from Connor Goldson put the visitors in the driving seat.

Jermain Defoe replaced Morelos late on, but had enough time to score two himself and make a mockery of the result.

Dodds told BBC Sport: "Rangers are rampant - everything's quicker. There's a real desire about Rangers now. The first goal has energised them. A perfect reaction after a poor first half. Everything is a little bit quicker and it has put St Johnstone under real pressure."

 

Tommy Wright's side had one or two good sights at goal in the first half, with Rangers' centre-back Filip Helander occasionally struggling with Stevie May.

Dodds, speaking during the game, noted the Sweden defender's struggles against May, adding: "That was poor from Helander. May was using his body to turn him and just put a little boot on it. The Rangers defender has to be stronger there."

Helander, a £4 million summer signing [The Scotsman], hasn't enjoyed a brilliant start to life in Glasgow, but he was given the nod over Nikola Katic again this afternoon and time will tell whether he has done enough to keep his place for Wednesday's League Cup trip to Livingston.

(L-R) Jens Toornstra of Feyenoord, Filip Helander of Glasgow Rangers  during the UEFA Europa League   match between Glasgow Rangers v Feyenoord at the Ibrox Stadium on September 19, 2019...

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