Rangers’ Colombian firebrand was barely on the park when he twice lashed out at Hibees defender Marijan Cabraja with the second resulting in a straight red card.
It certainly didn’t help that the Ibrox side were already down to ten before this incident, with van Bronckhorst’s team eventually conceding a late equaliser v Hibs.
But whilst Ibrox fans were mulling over a woeful Willie Collum refereeing display, the Rangers B team were at least engineering one victory for the club on Saturday.
Zak Lovelace nets Rangers B hattrick
Zak Lovelace – a pre-contract summer signing from Millwall – was front and centre once again as the hype train continues to roll on surrounding the 16-year-old wonderkid.
The English striker blasted in a first-half hattrick in the 5-2 win over Dalbeattie star to once again grab the attention of Rangers supporters frustrated with the first-team’s antics earlier in the day.
Aaron Lyall and Charlie Lindsay got the other goals for the Rangers B Team as Zak Lovelace and co continued their fine start to the Lowland League season.
The young Gers now sit second after seven games, two points off leaders East Kilbride with five wins and a draw and defeat apiece to start the campaign.
Rangers B youngster Zak Lovelace has been grabbing the headlines regularly at this level and after the red card to Alfredo Morelos it’ll have some fans thinking.
With the Colombian set to serve suspensions against Ross County ad Queen of the South, could Zak Lovelace earn a spot on the bench at least for one or both of these matches?
Rangers are already without striker Kemar Roofe and with a blunt attack at present some youthful invigoration from this exciting young striker might just be a welcome tonic.
Speaking of talented Rangers youngsters, one B Team talent has been modestly putting any decision on first-team exposure at the feet of van Bronckhorst.