Rangers loanee Cedric Itten scored as Switzerland hammered Bulgaria to seal a spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

After a mixed first campaign at Ibrox and an impressive pre-season during which he netted against both Real Madrid and Arsenal, Itten was shipped out on loan to Bundesliga side Greuther Fürth in August.

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Itten in action for Greuther Fürth for whom he’s scored twice in the Bundesliga. (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The Gers included a recall clause in the deal, but with Fürth claiming they had an option to sign him permanently in the summer, he didn’t look to have much of a future at Ibrox with Steven Gerrard at the helm.

Gerrard’s abrupt move to Aston Villa may have changed things, though, and Itten sent a reminder of his abilities on Monday night.

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The 24-year-old striker came off the bench in the 68th minute of Switzerland’s final World Cup Qualifying Group C fixture with his side already 2-0 up against Bulgaria and four minutes later, he extended the advantage to three goals.

The Gers loanee glanced home a header from fellow substitute Renato Steffen’s cross to send the crowd wild in Lucerne.

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Rangers loanee Cedric Itten helped seal Switzerland’s spot at the 2022 World Cup. (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH/AFP via Getty Images)

Remo Freuler completed the scoring with a fourth for the hosts in injury time and with Italy drawing in Belfast, Switzerland secured a spot at Qatar 2022 as Group C winners.

It’s a great achievement for the landlocked nation and Itten will be delighted with his contribution, particularly after missing out on the squad for Euro 2020 due to a relative lack of playing time at Ibrox.

Meanwhile, a Rangers player has been pictured with a famous actor in Glasgow.

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