It might never have happened for ex-Rangers striker Ryan Hardie at Ibrox, but the forward has just netted his 10th goal of the season with Plymouth Argyle.

Now 24, the former Scotland youth international spent nine years at Ibrox at the beginning of his career as a striker.

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Ex-Rangers striker Ryan Hardie is on fine form for Plymouth Argyle. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

But whilst Hardie did make 17 appearances for the Gers – scoring twice – the player’s time in Glasgow was actually defined by a series of loan moves around Scotland.

Hardie had loan spells with Raith Rovers, St Mirren, and Livingston in his early career before eventually moving on to Blackpool south of the border.

Things didn’t quite go to plan at Bloomfield Road and Hardie would eventually move on to Plymouth Argyle.

This season the striker has been a potent option for the Pilgrims and added to his account for the season with the opening goal in Argyle’s 2-2 draw with Lincoln City.

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The first-half opener however was shrouded in late heartbreak after Plymouth – who were twice ahead – conceded a penalty in the final minute of the game.

The goal was Hardie’s eighth in League One this season with the player also adding a double in the league cup.

Ryan Hardie had a loan spell in the Scottish Premiership with Livingston. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Thanks to the goalscoring exploits of Hardie, Plymouth now find themselves in 3rd place in League One and will be hoping to sustain a promotion challenge.

For Hardie, if the striker can fire Argyle to the English Championship it will be a sure-fire sign of the player’s progress as the player finally finds a home and settles into his career.

Meanwhile, a leading transfer journalist has claimed that Rangers have their eyes set on an out-of-contract midfielder ahead of next season.

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