Rangers striker Fashion Sakala continues the hunt for his first competitive Gers goal as injury disrupts the forward settling into life in Glasgow.

The Zambian international was one of two marquee pre-contract signings at Ibrox this summer as the Gers beat a host of top clubs to the KV Oostende forward’s signature.

These included clubs from La Liga, the Premier League and Ligue 1, something which added extra excitement and intrigue about the player’s signing [DJ Showstar TV].

Not only that, but Sakala cut a wholly positive figure whose attitude immediately endeared him to an ordinarily hard-to-please Rangers support.

This may well be why the player has been afforded a degree of patience that has not apparently been given to John Lundstram, the second of the club’s two major signings this season.

Lundstram continues to feel the brunt of criticism – which is not always warranted – and the scrutiny on the midfielder is something he must learn to deal with if he’s going to make it at Ibrox.

But for Sakala, things have looked a little different so far in his Gers career.

A groin injury picked up in pre-season has limited his gametime and when the player has come got minutes he has done little to match that early enthusiasm regarding his signature.

We’ve seen players being written off to come back far too many times before and this article isn’t about criticising Sakala.

But it is about recognising that one of the club’s major signings from the summer is yet to find his feet and perhaps that first goal can be the catalyst for Fashion bucking this trend.

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Fashion Sakala might’ve scored against Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly but he is yet to score in a competitive match for Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Next up for Rangers is a home clash with Motherwell and with Alfredo Morelos potentially sidelined, this could be the player’s chance to kickstart his Gers career.

Morelos isn’t the only one potentially out for Motherwell as a key Ibrox star faces at least four weeks on the sidelines.

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