Philippe Clement lays down Rangers challenge to Todd Cantwell after Dundee second half showing

Philippe Clement has challenged Todd Cantwell to bring his second half display against Dundee more consistently.

The attacking midfielder was instrumental in Rangers' comeback win over the Dee, setting up Cyriel Dessers for an equaliser before edging them in front with a spectacular strike of his own, even if it was meant as a cross. On top of that, he was central to much of their attacking play playing in behind the striker.

Clement has already admitted he was angry with his team's first-half display and wants to see them do what they did after the break more regularly and without him having to get angry to prompt it. If that is true of the team as whole, it's also true of Cantwell as an individual.

The Belgian says he was thrilled with his efforts in the second period but he wants to see the desire and fight he showed more often.

When it was suggested Cantwell drove the team forward, he replied: "I was very happy with his second half, yes. That is the Todd I want to see every time. And then he makes the difference, and then he gets stats and then he's important for this club.

"So it needs to be fire, desire, every time with and without the ball. Not only one game."

Expanding on his feelings at half-time, the Belgian bluntly told his players they can move to a "lesser" team if they're not able to put a full shift in for him.

"‘I was angry at HT," he added. "I cannot keep being angry before they do both parts of the game. If they want to play for a lesser team they can do one moment good, one moment bad. But here, if they want to play for Rangers they need to do both parts of the game all the time."

Ridvan Yilmaz was subbed after 60 minutes but the manager revealed that was already the plan and there are no fears over an injury recurrence.

He explained: "The medical staff told me maximum 60, they preferred 45. But I thought at half-time it was important to have him with his qualities also to restart like that.

"That's another example. It's a a player coming out of an injury doing good things on the ball but at the first goal he forgets out principles and he forgets the contact. But he comes out of injury so he needs to gain rhythm and take this lesson again. So no, it was the plan to take him out after 45 or 60."