// Published January 14, 2011 by content

Rangers defeated Kilmarnock in a very thrilling encounter at the Ibrox. Manager Walter Smith had rebuked those who had lambasted his team in the wake of the 2-0 SPL defeat to Celtic over a week ago, with 40-year-old skipper David Weir having come in for some fierce criticism.

Former Rangers striker Derek Johnstone had made his feelings known following the derby loss and he was in a VIP seat at Ibrox to witness first hand Weir helping to shut out 15-goal Killie striker Conor Sammon.

It was an emphatic performance from Rangers, with the visitors failing to turn up in the first half despite all their erstwhile good form in the league.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been linked with some new faces – with Michel Salgado and Shay Given linked over recent weeks.