WHEN you look at the game on Tuesday night, Rangers had Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield in the middle of the park. They are all comfortable with the ball, but you have no real physical presence or aggression with them.

But in Lewis Ferguson, Aberdeen had someone who was terrific. He is still just 19, he hasn’t played 75 first team games in his career and he was turning up at Ibrox with such belief in himself.

He was flying into tackles, he was taking the ball and moving it forward and he was getting up the park and getting beyond the striker. He wanted it so much and was superb.

The sorry thing for Rangers is that he was on the books when he was a young kid and he was told that he wasn’t good enough and that he wouldn’t make it at Ibrox. So he was released.

He went to Hamilton and in true Ferguson style – like Barry, Derek and his dad Archie – he had a point to prove and he has proven a lot of people wrong. That looks like it has come back to bite Rangers.

Yes, Rangers are better than they are last season but they were outfought in the middle of the park. Graeme Shinnie was a big reason for that, but so was Lewis Ferguson and that says so much about a 19-year-old in that environment.

I thought Rangers passed the ball OK and, on the eye, they look as though they are doing fine because they pass it out from the back and move it about. But they got nowhere, they hardly created a chance.

I thought Aberdeen won the game in the middle of the park. They were aggressive, smashing into tackles, they ran more and looked as if they wanted it more.