Rangers winger Rabbi Matondo comes off the bench to impress v St Mirren in the start of a potential redemption arc for the Ross Wilson signing.

As the controversial Ibrox director heads to the Premier League, he leaves a summer of anxiety and excitement ahead for the Rangers support.

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The club’s football department has failed to deliver for supporters yet again this season and the time had probably came for Ross Wilson to depart for Nottingham Forest.

Behind him, the ex-Southampton recruitment chief leaves three windows of disappointment at Ibrox stretching back to 2021 and the securing of 55.

Rangers failed to capitalise on the Premiership trophy victory and Ross Wilson saw three dramatically underwhelming transfer windows up until the most recent.

The signings of Nicolas Raskin and Todd Cantwell bring hope but against St Mirren there were signs that this summer’s overhaul could perhaps spare one signing from 2022.

Rabbi Matondo Rangers redemption arc

Despite spending big, Rangers have put up little resistance to Celtic’s inevitable march to a 53rd title and the signing of Rabbi Matondo in particular sums that up.

Rangers paid a reported £2m to sign the 22-year-old Welsh international from Schalke 04 in the summer, but it’s the reportedly exorbitant wages of £28k per week which have most turned heads.

Despite the substantial outlay, Rabbi Matondo has not delivered for the Ibrox side and between a lack of form and injury the signing has so far been an expensive flop.

Michael Beale has previously discussed issues with Rabbi Matondo’s confidence but now the winger has had some time out of the side, Rangers fans want the chance to see what the player can do.

Coming off the bench in the 5-2 victory over St Mirren, the ex-Man City talent showed flashes of what he can achieve with Rangers by setting up an Alfredo Morelos goal and putting in an impressive cameo.

With major doubts surrounding the future of Burnley-linked Ryan Kent, there should be more opportunities for Rabbi Matondo to at least put down a Rangers marker in the weeks and months ahead.

If the winger can leave an impression and then go on to be a key player for Rangers, then perhaps Matondo will prove a solid Ross Wilson parting shot as the director heads down south.

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