It’s been a positive couple of weeks for Ryan Jack at Rangers.
The former Aberdeen skipper endured a frustrating start to his Ibrox career, hampered by injuries and ill discipline. However, he benefitted from poor form and suspensions in the Gers’ midfield, to return to the side earlier this month.
After an unspectacular performance against Aberdeen, he has since found momentum.
In particular, he was the standout player in the Gers’ defeat to Rapid Vienna last Thursday.
He read the game exceptionally well, intercepting errand passes and mopping up the bits and pieces in midfield.
The 26-year-old sat alongside Steven Gerrard at yesterday’s pre-match press conference, and addressed his current form.
“Last season, it was frustrating for myself. Obviously, the bad knee injury. Coming into pre-season it was just about trying to get as fit as I could. Getting in the manager’s thoughts and making sure I had a future at the club”, he revealed.
“Now i’ve started to get a good run of games, I feel like i’m starting to get the best out of myself.”
How important is he to Rangers?
It’s certainly hard to argue with Jack’s comments. He looked by far the most composed player in a Rangers shirt in Vienna and backed that up with another strong performance against Hamilton on Sunday.
He is a key player for this evening’s fixture at Easter Road. It could be a frantic affair, and the Gers need a calm head in the middle of it all to link the play.
If Jack can replicate his recent form, Rangers have every chance of emerging with all three points.