Tom Lawrence started his first game of football for nearly a year when he lined up for the Rangers B team in a bounce game against Hamilton this week.

The attacking midfielder has just recovered from a minor setback but the fact that he is ready to play more than a few minutes at the end of games is hugely encouraging.

The next target for Tom Lawrence will be to get into the same position for the senior team and one moment of magic for the B team showed exactly what Rangers have been missing.

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One thing the Wales international is known for is his ability to hit the ball from long range.

He isn’t quite as prolific as Jorg Albertz was but there won’t be any better within the grounds of Auchenhowie.

Tom Lawrence shows he’s still got it for Rangers B team

The B team overcame Hamilton 4-2 and there was one clear winner for highlight of the day.

A quick free-kick saw Tom Lawrence sell a couple of dummies before firing a spectacular effort into the far top right-hand corner, leaving the keeper with no chance.

Standard of opposition accepted, the 29-year old offers this either in the front three or in a deeper role.

Against PSV, for example, last season he played in one of the attacking roles and, if he was fit this season, this would let Todd Cantwell operate as a number eight and, maybe, give us more control centrally.


It’s an aspect of the game that has been missing from Rangers play this season and Tom Lawrence returning to full fitness will add another dimension to the attack.

His quality is one thing, but his experience will add more strength to Michael Beale’s squad when he is available for selection.

Another box has been ticked on his road back and he is one step closer to scoring this type of goal when it really matters.

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