There has been a very mixed reaction from Rangers fans on social media after the club announced that Jake Hastie had been recalled from his loan stint with Rotherham United.
The 20-year-old winger was due to stay with the Millers for the duration of the season but in a statement released via Rangers.co.uk on Tuesday morning, it was asserted that the two clubs came to a ‘mutual agreement’ to terminate the deal.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 28, 2020
Hastie played twice for the Gers after joining from Motherwell in the summer, before heading south of the border in search of playing time.
He made an outstanding start to life in Yorkshire, netting three times in his first three games.
However, he failed to score after that opening burst and eventually fell out of favour.
His last league start under Paul Warne came on the 14th December in a 2-2 draw at Southend United.
Plenty of Gers have pointed to his inability to hold down a spot at Rotherham, as evidence that he isn’t good enough to make an impact upon his return to Ibrox.
However, others have suggested that given the failings of the clubs other wide players, like Sheyi Ojo, Jordan Jones and Brandon Barker – none of whom have scored since September – that Hastie’s return could prove an excellent move.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Yass welcome back Hastie
— Curtis (@1872Curtis) January 28, 2020
Get him in the squad tomorrw and give him some minutes. See what he can do.
— Stuart (@Skiddrfc) January 28, 2020
Not sure that’s the answer too our problem, need Abit more quality in imo, I hope too be proved wrong though!
— Mike.G (@mikeRFC_) January 28, 2020
Finally has someone who can actually play on the right
— Dean (@deanog99) January 28, 2020
Can’t get a game for Rotherham. Surely won’t be walking into our side.
— Kenzie (@Kenzie__72) January 28, 2020
— craig jones (@craigjo26950814) January 28, 2020
A lot of our loans haven’t worked out, worrying
— BaldyBarisicLoyal💙 (@BaldyBarisicFC) January 27, 2020
Hastie is miles away from what we need.
— gabby_amato10 (@Broxiboy1) January 28, 2020
Shambles, Murphy and Jones are proven players at this level yet we’re gonna have Ojo and Hastie 😂
— Stuart (@Stuartg2991) January 27, 2020
Fantastic footballer should never of left
— Ally More (@AlasdairMore) January 27, 2020