Rangers defender George Edmundson has predicted big things from new arrival Ianis Hagi, as quoted by the Daily Record.

Both players scored on Wednesday night, as the Gers came from behind to see off Hibernian at Ibrox.

It was a welcome return to winning ways, with Gerrard’s call to inject freshness into the starting XI, paying off.

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Gerrard mixed things up with his selection after disappointing results against Hearts and Aberdeen. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Edmundson was making just his second league start since joining from Oldham in the summer, while ex-Genk creator, Hagi, was making his first start for the club.

The latter earned the Man of the Match award on the night, and his teammate wants more magic moments in the coming weeks.

“Ianis looks very good,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record. “He played man of the match and played well. I am excited to see more of him.”

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“It was a great finish. I was saying ‘take a touch’ – but what a goal.”

George Edmundson was impressed by Ianis Hagi’s first proper outing in Light Blue. (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Verdict

It seems Hagi has impressed players, coaching staff and fans alike since completing his move from Belgium in the final throes of the January window.

At 21, he’s not yet going to be the finished article. However, he showed excellent willingness to receive the ball and to take on Hibs defenders in midweek, and his goal was very smartly taken.

He certainly added a spark that had been missing since the return from the winter break.

Going forward, the hope will be that he can start to produce week in, week out, taking the pressure off Alfredo Morelos, as the Gers look to get their title challenge back on track.

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