Rangers player ratings vs St Mirren: Two 8/10s and three 7s as Dessers' strike proves decisive in Paisley

Here's how we rated each Rangers players' performance in the 1-0 Scottish Premiership win over St Mirren in Paisley.

Rangers moved within two points of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic as Cyriel Dessers' third goal in as many games proved decisive to edge out St Mirren in Paisley.

The Nigerian frontman scored the only goal of the match inside 15 minutes after latching onto John Lundstram's raking pass over the top. Dessers still had plenty of work to do, taking a superb touch to round hesitant Buddies keeper Zach Hemming before rolling the ball into an empty net.

St Mirren responded well to falling behind and created a number of half-chances before the interval, with on loan Celtic midfielder Kwon Hyeok-kyu at the heart of their positive attacking play. The South Korean squandered an opportunities from the edge of the box before testing Joe Hart with a rasping effort.

Gers manager Philippe Clement made two changes at half-time with Todd Cantwell and Scott Wright brought off for Tom Lawrence and Ross McCausland. The decision helped the visitors produce a more controlled second half performance but they were unable to add to their tally.

The lively Dessers was denied a second goal after hitting the right-hand post shortly after substitute Lawrence flashed a long-range strike narrowly wide of the target. Saints were thwarted a late equaliser when defender James Bolton's header struck the woodwork.

Here’s our post-match Rangers player ratings from the SMiSA Stadium:

Unused subs: Robby McCrorie (GK), Fabio Silva, Leon Balogun, Adam Devine.