Rangers flop Umar Sadiq is currently on loan at Partizan Belgrade.

The 22-year-old cut short his stint at Ibrox in December last season to head back to Roma [Scottish Sun], after making just four first-team appearances.

His only appearances came in the League Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Just recently, we told of how things are going better for him in Serbia. He has eight goals to date in all competitions [Soccerbase], he netted a brace in the Europa League group stages clash against Astana and even struck a post against Manchester United in midweek.

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However, he had a shocking day out on Sunday during a home league clash against Spartak Subotica.

As shown in the highlights from the Serbian SuperLiga YouTube account, Sadiq misses multiple clear chances across the 90 minutes.

Sadiq has improved since joining Partizan, but had a shocker at the weekend. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

The first comes 1:50 into the video, when he’s sent clean through on the opposition keeper, but takes far too long to get a shot off. A defender slides in just as he pulls the trigger and the shot flies high over the bar.


2:10 into the footage, Sadiq is slipped through again. This time, he confidently rounds the keeper but hits the post when attempting to fire into an empty net, much to the frustration of his teammates.


The worst is yet to come, though. 2 minutes and 30 seconds in, a parried shot comes back out to the striker. Four yards out with the goal gaping, he actually manages to head the ball backwards, before an onrushing teammate slides it home to spare the loanee’s blushes.

Three guilt-edged chances missed in the first half alone, then, showing just why he was unable to make the grade at Ibrox.

Heading into the League Cup semi-final on Sunday, Steven Gerrard will be relieved to be able to call upon Alfredo Morelos or Jermain Defoe this time around, rather than the Roma man.

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