On Saturday afternoon, a Rangers Development XI took on Huddersfield Town in a friendly at Canalside in Yorkshire.

It was a largely inexperienced side that travelled for the fixture, with Eros Grezda and Jamie Barjonas the only players involved with more than a solitary first-team appearance.

That was reflected in the scoreline, too, as a strong Huddersfield outfit ran away with it in the second half, securing a 5-1 victory.

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A disappointing scoreline, then, but there was one highlight from a Gers perspective.

Eros Grezda got himself on the scoresheet.

The 24-year-old has endured a horror spell with Rangers, making just a handful of starts during his first season, before being banished from the first-team setup prior to the beginning of the current campaign.

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Grezda has been deemed surplus to requirements at Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His only game time has come in Development or Colts fixtures, in which he’s largely failed to make an impact. Last month, he faced internal disciplinary action for an alleged spitting incident in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup.

During his last outing for the Development XI, the winger missed a penalty.

Something finally came off for him this afternoon, though, as he scored a superb goal from long-range to briefly level the scores at 1-1.

 

Rangers fans in disbelief at Grezda contribution

Plenty of fans responded to the Rangers Youth Academy update on the Albanian international’s goal, expressing their surprise that he’d finally found the net.

Here’s a selection of reactions:

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