After Rangers dominated Celtic today, more good news filtered through to Ibrox, as a Gers loanee impressed once again.

Livingston may have slipped to a home defeat against Aberdeen, but Ryan Hardie once again got his name on the scoresheet.

With his side trailing 2-0, the striker’s 89th minute goal briefly revived the home faithful’s hopes of snatching an unlikely late draw.

Yet, although that wasn’t to be, it’s yet another feather in this young man’s cap.

Livi’s 0-0 draw at Dundee on Boxing Day was the only time this season Hardie has started and failed to score. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Since his return from a long term-injury, everything he touches seems to turn to goals.

That’s now five in five starts for the Scotland youth international.

Those strikes haven’t come against poor opposition, either. It includes a brace against Hearts and one against Hibs, before today’s effort against the SPL’s fourth-placed team.

Hardie turning out for Scotland in the 2017 Toulon tournament. (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Livi manager, Gary Holt, recently conceded that he would be powerless if Rangers opted to recall Hardie in January.

Yet, it may do him good to keep performing at the Tony Macaroni Arena.

He continues to thrive on the responsibility being afforded to him as the club’s main striker and he will be benefitting from regular game time.

The youngster has went from strength to strength under the tutelage of Gary Holt. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Hardie is proving himself a highly capable operator in this league.

It’s clearly up to Rangers as to when they look to bring him back into the fold.

However, regardless of the timing, they have a real gem on their hands here.

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