Rangers star Ianis Hagi has been spotted on the streets of Malmo as he steps up his recovery ahead of the club’s Champions League clash in Sweden.

The talented Romanian playmaker can be a key player on big nights and his presence in the walking party pre-match is a sizeable boost to Gers fans.

Hagi, 22, opened the scoring for Rangers in the weekend’s 3-0 win over Livingston after only eight minutes but was subbed off later in the first half.

This was after a brutal challenge from Livingston’s Adam Lewis which drew a yellow card and, on another day, may well have seen red.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has previously discussed the fears surrounding Hagi’s availability for the tie but this clip of the ex-Genk star will having Gers fans optimistic.


“He scored an important goal for us to get us up and running and hopefully the kick’s not too serious,” said Gerrard [Herald].

“He’s a bit sore just now but hopefully won’t keep him out for too long.

“He’ll potentially miss Tuesday but we’ve got good physios here so hopefully they can pull a rabbit out of the hat and get him ready for Malmo, because he’s going to be important for us.”

January signing from Aberdeen Scott Wright replaced Hagi in the match and would go on to score himself in an impressive display.

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Ianis Hagi is developing into a key player for the Rangers team. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

The Gers certainly have strength in depth – and Wright is pushing for a start by Gerrard’s own admission – but Ianis Hagi has the quality to set these two teams apart.

Here’s how we’re tipping the Ibrox side to line up ahead of kick off – has Hagi made the cut?

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