Leon Balogun will have every right to chap on Philippe Clement’s door if he’s left out of the starting XI for Rangers’ next game at St Mirren.

Ally McCoist reckons the Nigeria international is the best centre back at Ibrox following his impressive performance against Hearts on Sunday.

He stepped into the team in place of Connor Goldson, who has previously been an ever-present player for the club.

McCoist was on commentary duty for the semi-final clash. And it was here that he said Balogun deserves to keep his place for the post-split fixtures.

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Looking ahead to the first of those games, away to St Mirren, he said: “The one thing to come of this now is I think Butland will play the next game, Balogun will play his next game and Dessers will also. I don’t think you can leave Balogun out now.”

Fellow pundit Alan Hutton added: “I was just speaking about it as the game finished. If that’s me and I’ve come into a semi-final and played like that and you come to the next game and you’re not playing, you’re raging. You’re chapping the manager’s door.”

And it was at this point that McCoist sent a warning to Goldson.

He said: “I take it a step further. I say Balogun on that performance today is his No.1 centre-back. Goldson might get back in but it’ll be for Souttar.”