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The Europa League campaign for Rangers so far has been categorised by brave defending and ensuring that nothing silly is given away.

In that respect, tonight’s 4-3 defeat to Spartak Moscow flies directly in the face of all that has gone before.

The ability to grab vital goals and attack teams with gusto on foreign soil was there again tonight but the Light Blues’ good work in the front areas was undone by some cataclysmic defending.

Despite taking the lead three times, through a Roman Eremenko own goal and strikes from Daniel Candeias and Glenn Middleton, Rangers ended up on the wrong end of the result in the Russian capital.

Glenn Middleton scores to make it 3-2 (Image: SNS Group)

Euan McLean ran the rule over the performers at the Spartak Stadium.

How they rated

Allan McGregor

Rangers Glasgow’s goalkeeper Allan McGregor makes a save (Image: Sergei Fadeichev/TASS)

Can’t be blamed for the goals conceded and were it not for his three top drawer saves the damage would have been a lot worse. 7

James Tavernier Skipper was caught cold at Spartak’s first equaliser, failing to cut out the delivery to the back post. Disappointing night. 5

Connor Goldson Booted the ad board in frustration after turning what should have been a straightforward mopping up job straight into his own net. Torrid second half on his toughest night in a Rangers shirt. 5

Nikola Katic

The Rangers defenders watch on as

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