Rangers star Ridvan Yilmaz has taken to Twitter to express his delight at returning from injury and back to the Ibrox pitch.
The Turkish international left-back, 21, has seen the early part of his Ibrox career hampered by a mixture of injury and trouble settling, with progress on both fronts coming in the Tweet.
On the player’s official Twitter account, Ridvan Yilmaz said he was delighted to be returning from the troublesome hamstring problem whilst references to “our home” suggest Ibrox is becoming more than the place he plays football.
This comes after Ridvan Yilmaz returned to the Rangers team from the substitutes bench in the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Raith Rovers at Ibrox.
“It is so good to be back at Ibrox after 4.5 months,” reads the tweet.
“I really missed our home, all the Rangers fans and my team mates. Great to be back with a perfect score and win.”
Ridvan Yilmaz Twitter message excites Rangers fans
Whilst it is only a message on Twitter, there are high hopes for Ridvan Yilmaz and Rangers fans are crossing their fingers that the worst is behind a player who we’ve only seen in flashes.
An expensive outlay for the club, Rangers paid Bestikas a reported £3.4m rising to £5m for the services of the player, who has made six appearances for the Turkish national team.
An energetic and progressive left-back who looks for a forward pass and looks to knit play together, Yilmaz represents a different option to the deep swinging crosses of Borna Barisic.
Speaking to the press after the victory, Michael Beale also suggested that more opportunities from the start are imminent for Ridvan.
“He played 45 minutes on Tuesday and then on Friday we brought the B team over and we played another 30 minutes, so that got him 75, he got another 30 today, so he’s got good minutes in his legs this week,” said Beale.
“He’s found this week challenging and difficult, so has John Souttar as well, because obviously they’ve gone from hardly anything to getting quite significant minutes and moving forward, we will hopefully see him fully fit now and he can start his Rangers career really, because obviously he’s been stop-start.
“Borna Barisic’s wife is expecting in the next few days, so who knows, there might be an opportunity for him sooner rather than later to go in and start.”
Meanwhile, Zak Lovelace has recovered from a Real Madrid setback to impress for the Rangers B team.