Rangers attacker Greg Stewart has his work cut out to make a success of his time at Ibrox.

The 30-year-old was snapped up by the Gers on a free transfer in June 2019, signing a two-year contract with the club he had supported since he was a boy.

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Greg Stewart with George Edmundson following Rangers’ win over Braga. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

He was never likely to be one of the first names on the team sheet and his outings mainly came off the bench, but he still racked up 25 appearances during his first season, despite the league campaign ending early.

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He managed three goals and five assists from those appearances, with his best performances coming in 5-0 victories over Aberdeen and Hearts at Ibrox.

However, despite the financial uncertainty caused by the global health crisis, the club added more quality to the squad in the summer, completing multi-million-pound deals for Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten.

Those arrivals have shunted Stewart down the pecking order and he’s now very much on the peripheries.

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He made two very brief substitute appearances against Kilmarnock and Hamilton in August, before playing the full 90 minutes and notching an assist in the 5-0 Europa League qualifying win over Lincoln Red Imps in mid-September.

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Steven Gerrard hasn’t been able to provide Stewart with much playing time this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The ex-Birmingham City man hasn’t been seen since, though, and has missed out on the matchday squad for four of the Gers’ last five Premiership matches.

Right now, with the summer signings all available and competing with Alfredo Morelos, Jermain Defoe, Ryan Kent, Brandon Barker, Jordan Jones and, occasionally, the versatile Joe Aribo, for just three attacking slots in the starting XI, it’s hard to see where his next appearance comes from.

Stewart hasn’t done much wrong since his arrival, but there are now simply too many quality options at the club for him to get a look in.

The bluenose’s current contract is up in the summer and it’ll be interesting to see if he stays put until then to try to play a small part in bringing silverware back to Ibrox, or if he looks to secure a move away in January.

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