Rangers loanee Cedric Itten notched an assist as Switzerland hammered Lithuania 4-0 in Vilnius a World Cup Qualifier.

Itten headed out of Ibrox on deadline day, joining Greuther Fürth in search of more regular playing time.

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Itten was deemed surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season despite scoring against big teams in pre-season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Since then, he’s featured in four consecutive Bundesliga fixtures, scoring against champions Bayern Munich.

The 24-year-old dropped out of the Switzerland squad last season due to his relative lack of action for Rangers, but responding to his exploits in Germany, manager Murat Yakin called him up for a pair of Qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Lithuania.

The Gers loanee made a brief cameo appearance in injury time during a 2-0 win over NI on Saturday and on Tuesday evening, against Lithuania, he was introduced in the 89th minute.

 

He still managed to make an impact on the pitch, though, setting up the visitors’ fourth goal with a lovely lifted cross that Mario Gavranovic headed home from close range.

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Rangers loanee Itten notched an assist for Switzerland. (Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

After the win, Switzerland are level with Group C leaders Italy on 14 points and only narrowly behind on goal difference.

They are now guaranteed at least a play-off spot and could still qualify directly for Qatar 2022.

The final two fixtures against Italy and Bulgaria will determine their fate and Itten will know that if he goes away and produces in the Bundesliga, there’s every chance that he’ll be involved again.

It wasn’t all good news for Rangers’ internationals on Tuesday, though, with one star’s World Cup hopes ended by a cruel defeat.

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