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Goals from Danilo and Rabbi Matondo returned Rangers to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park this afternoon.

Danilo opened the scoring inside the 16th minute when he headed in from James Tavernier’s cross to notch his 2nd goal for the Light Blues.

Substitute Rabbi Matondo then put the game beyond the Perth Saints’ reach with 11 minutes to play. An incisive counterattack was finished off by the Welshman who got on the end of a neat through ball from Tom Lawrence before calmly rolling the ball into the far bottom corner.

Despite an encouraging second-half performance, Steven MacLean’s side’s search for a first league victory of the season continues.

Rangers were booed off the pitch in their last Scottish Premiership fixture so manager Michael Beale was pleased to have the fans back onside this afternoon. He said:

“We always need our fans. You saw today, I thought they were excellent for the team throughout.

“Well done to them as well because it’s not been a nice couple of weeks for them either.”

St Johnstone remain at the foot of the league table but manager Steven MacLean was still pleased by signs of improvement in his squad this afternoon. He added:

“We’re going to get better as we go on. We’ve got 11 new signings so we’re going to improve.

“There’s certainly enough to work with. I think I was probably concerned at the start of the season, but I think with the group that I’ve got together now, if we keep working hard and we keep improving, we’ll be fine this season.”