Rob Maclean: Rangers' Ryan Jack must tread more warily after another red

Ryan Jack is sent off by Willie Collum
Ryan Jack was sent off by Willie Collum as Rangers triumphed 2-1 at Aberdeen

Commentator Rob Maclean provides his take on another weekend of Scottish football action.

Jack a marked man

We should have been raving about Ryan Jack's prominent part in Rangers' quick-fire Dons double rather than examining the red card record books.

The former Aberdeen captain silenced loud booing from his old support with a masterful midfield performance that helped the Ibrox team to six points out of six inside five days against their bitter rivals and lifted them into second place in the Scottish Premiership.

Yet Jack also helped himself to headlines he didn't want after being sent off for the fourth time in 20 games for Rangers, the latest for a challenge on Stevie May.

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Highlights: Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers

Two of those red cards have been rescinded but, in the eyes of Scottish referees, he's quickly becoming a marked man.

You wouldn't want Ryan to lose his combative qualities. He's an international-class player in the making. But he has to tread warily, in more ways than one, to avoid acquiring the wrong reputation.

Let's hear it for O'Hara

Kilmarnock's loss continues to be Dundee's gain as midfielder Mark O'Hara makes giant strides of progress.

Pretty much like his running style, which sees the Scotland Under-21 international clock up the kilometres and, crucially, supply end product as well.

Killie fans don't like talking about the decision to release O'Hara, who made his top-team debut aged 16 and played mainly in defence for the club.

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Highlights: Ross County 0-2 Dundee

Switched into a more attacking role by then Dundee manager Paul Hartley, O'Hara was a revelation and current gaffer Neil McCann is now appreciating what he adds to the team as well.

Like scoring three of the Dark Blues' past four goals on the way to picking up six Premiership points out of six and boosting their survival hopes.

Look away now Liam

I'm sure Liam Craig's St Johnstone team-mates are maintaining a respectful silence after his weekend 'fresh air shot'. No, I don't think so either.

Hopefully, his sense of humour is alive and well after a moment to forget in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at home by Kilmarnock.

Craig was doing his duty, stationed on the back post, as Dom Thomas swung in a corner and Stuart Findlay aimed a header for the corner of the St Johnstone goal.

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Highlights: St Johnstone 1-2 Kilmarnock

Maybe he's blaming a dodgy bounce or some strange spin on the ball, but Craig turned a fairly straightforward-looking clearance into a swing and a miss and Saints found themselves a bizarre goal down.

Here's hoping he can smile through the pain.

A (really) sore one for Fort William

There was nothing sweet about 16 for Highland League strugglers Fort William on Saturday.

That was the number of goals they conceded at Brora without reply. One of those results that needs spelled out on the TV vidiprinter.

But it wasn't one of the surprises of the season. The Fort lost 9-1 at Rothes in their last match.

Their goals against column in the league is now five away from three figures and they've picked up only one point.

Not helped by that age-old problem of trying to find footballers in an area where shinty is a religion.

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