Rangers xG Report: Kenny Miller has flipped the script

Kenny Miller, courtesy of RFC
Kenny Miller, courtesy of RFC

written by – Rangers Report

Rangers xG v Morton

The size of the circle reflects the total of Expected Goals for each player.

Player Shots xG
Kenny Miller 3 0.71
Martyn Waghorn 6 0.63
Jason Holt 4 0.49
Nicky Clark 2 0.13
James Tavernier 2 0.11
Rob Kiernan 1 0.07
Lee Wallace 1 0.06
Gedion Zelalem 1 0.06
Barrie McKay 1 0.06
Nathan Oduwa 1 0.06
  • Clearly the Rangers attack was revolving around the chances taken by Kenny Miller, Martyn Waghorn, & Jason Holt.  They accounted for 59% of Rangers shots, 76% of Rangers Expected Goals, & obviously 100% of the actual goals.
  • The decision to take Gedion Zelalem off at the hour mark, rather than Jason Holt, was clearly driven by Rangers need to get a goal with the score tied 1-1.  Holt has become the most reliable secondary scorer in the squad.
  • The need for a goal made the switch of Nicky Clark for Miller a bit baffling.  Nothing against Clark, but Miller was getting high quality chances & he has finally found that finishing touch.  All season long the chances have been there for Miller & now the goals are coming back.  Of course, fatigue (or anticipated fatigue) may have been the deciding factor & that may be indicated by the fact that Miller had gone 20 minutes since his last shot when he left the game.

Rangers xG per shot v Morton

  • Again you see the best chances coming from the trio of Kenny Miller, Jason Holt & Martyn Waghorn – with Waghorn’s impact being dictated by volume of shots & Miller’s by the quality of his chances.

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