Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was effusive about the performance of midfielder Ryan Jack following the 2-0 win over Celtic yesterday.
The 27-year-old has played 45 games in all competitions this campaign and the Gers boss praised the former Aberdeen star’s incredible work ethic:
“Jacko has been a dream to coach, a dream to be around. He coaches himself. He’s a winner, he has incredible standards.”
“I’m delighted with him and he is one who you toss into any team sheet you can find.”
Both Jack and Glen Kamara commanded the centre of midfield in the Old Firm Derby while Scott Arfield once again excelled in a more advanced central role.
The system has certainly paid dividends since the split with Rangers having won all four games so far, scoring eight goals and conceding just one.
The Scottish side’s last match of the season will be against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park next Sunday. If they get the win, Rangers will finish on 81 points, significantly more than the 67 and the 70 points they managed in their first two seasons back in the top flight.
Gerrard will be hoping to build on his first season at Ibrox by making a sustained challenge for the title next campaign.