Rangers legend Barry Ferguson believes Motherwell winger Jake Hastie might be better off staying at Fir Park instead of making a reported move to Ibrox this summer.

Hastie is reported to be a target for Steven Gerrard this summer when his contract ends, according to The Scottish Sun, but the former Rangers captain thinks regular first-team football will help him land a “big move” in the future.

READING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Blackpool manager Barry Ferguson looks on ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Blackpool at Madejski Stadium on January 28, 2014 in Reading, England,

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Ferguson admits that he’s been impressed by the 19-year-old but isn’t sure that he’ll be a regular at Ibrox right away if he makes a move.

“This is his first real season, he was out on loan at Alloa, done pretty well and he’s come back to Motherwell, he’s certainly impressed me,” Ferguson told PLZ Soccer .

“For me, I think it would be better if he gets a number of games under his belt, but listen when a team like Rangers come calling, obviously he is going to be interested.”

26th January 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Motherwell; Nathan Ralph of Dundee races past Jake Hastie of Motherwell

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“Is he going to go to Rangers and play? You don’t know, you can never tell. I just think it’s important for young players to get a certain amount of games under their belt, getting that experience and then someday, he will get his big move because he’s certainly got a lot of quality.”

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Hastie was named the Premiership player of the month for February and has really shone recently for the Steelmen.

Whether he’d come into the side at Ibrox is up for debate but, with Ryan Kent currently set to return to Liverpool in the summer and Eros Grezda unable to stay fit, there is a decent chance that he would if he continues to impress.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard speaks with Ryan Jack and Glen Kamara during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Dundee at Ibrox Stadium on February 27, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Gerrard is going to need to add some quality to his side in the summer with it looking like he will end the season empty-handed.

Other potential signings might make it hard for Hastie to get a chance to play but at only 19, he could always be loaned out somewhere to get regular game-time.