Rangers star Cedric Itten earned his second start in a row for Greuther Fürth as they fell to a third straight Bundesliga defeat and the bottom of the table.

Itten, 24, played around 65 minutes in Berlin as Greuther fell to a 2-1 defeat to Hertha in the German capital.

The Ibrox striker would also come against former Celtic centre-back Dedryck Boyata, who was at the heart of the Hertha Berlin defence.

It was Greuther Fürth who took the lead in the second half through a Branimir Hrgota penalty but the lead would only last a matter of minutes.

Four to be exact, as Jurgen Ekkelenkamp equalised before Fürth defender Maximillian Bauer netted an own goal to win the day for Hertha Berlin.

Swiss international Itten joined the German outfit on loan this summer and is tasked with kickstarting their campaign after an abysmal start to the season.

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Fürth find themselves 18th in the German top tier, bottom of the pile after five games having lost four matches and drawn only once.

 

Bundesliga side Greuther reportedly have a £3m option-to-buy clause for Cedric Itten as part of the loan deal and the striker may well be hoping to win the club over after a difficult spell in Glasgow.

“I wish I could have played more there but we had a big squad that was largely together for three years without notable departures,” said Itten [Rae].

“It wasn’t easy to play yourself into the side.

“I benefitted from being in a new country & from a different type of football. Steven Gerrard is definitely a big personality, very well equipped tactically & I was able to learn a lot.”

Itten isn’t the only Ibrox first-teamer out on loan as another of the club’s fringe stars kickstarts his spell in the Balkans.

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