Rangers legend Richard Gough thinks the Old Firm win before the international break was a “very important” one for the Light Blues as he praised Robby McCrorie and Leon Balogun’s performances in the Ibrox clash.
McCrorie made his Old Firm debut in the 1-0 win while Balogun was thrown in at right-back after both James Tavernier and Nathan Patterson were ruled out for Rangers.
The 9 in a row legend confessed that he was “a wee bit worried” going into the game before Fil Helander’s goal sealed the three points and continued Celtic’s lengthy run without a win against Rangers.
“It’s a very important win for Rangers because a lot of people were asking questions,” Gough told Record Sport . “We haven’t had the best of starts to the season.
“Going into the game when I heard about all the problems with Covid I was a wee bit worried with the manager missing and Robby McCrorie coming in for his first start in a derby.
“But the young man did incredibly well.
“Like all Rangers fans I was worried, we didn’t have our two right-backs and had to put Leon Balogun in there.
“But I think that was the best game he’s played for Rangers.
“It was a great game to watch.”
With Rangers back in action this weekend and those who missed the Old Firm ostensibly free to return, it will be interesting to see whether either McCrorie or Balogun keep their place.
McCrorie has long been touted as a Rangers number one in the future and getting him more minutes under his belt can only help his progression towards that.
However, with Allan McGregor not getting any younger, Rangers may want to try and wring everything out of the veteran they can before he decides to hang his gloves up.