English fans have been asking the question over a Rangers loanee who scored a worldie for his adopted club over the weekend.
Brandon Barker, 24, scored in Oxford United’s 6-0 rout over Crewe Alexandra at the weekend as the Ibrox winger tries to inspire a late playoff push for the League One side.
👋 See ya@BrandonBarker96 🤯
— Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) April 11, 2021
Barker won the ball in his own half before shimmying past one player, knocking it past another, cutting inside, and firing it low into the opposition’s bottom corner.
It was quite the strike as Barker made Crewe look like a team of schoolboys with the goal showing exactly why Rangers signed the ex-Man City youth.
A former England youth international, big things have been expected of Barker in his career but as of yet that hasn’t quite materialised for the Ibrox club or elsewhere.
But Brandon continues to impress in the English third tier, this goal his third for Oxford since the January switch.
Barker’s performance over the weekend didn’t go unnoticed by the EFL either, with the winger named in the official EFL team of the week for his contribution to the thumping victory.
— EFL (@EFL) April 11, 2021
Rangers winger Barker has certainly left an impression on the English club’s fans who want to see their side sign the winger up for next season:
I think he’s the best winger Oxford has had in years. So tricky with the ball.
— owen maynard (@owenmaynard8) April 11, 2021
Sign him up asap
— Martin Barnes (@MartinB54174197) April 11, 2021
What a beautiful thing
— Splash. (@COYY2016) April 11, 2021
Must be a priority to sign him.
— David John Hicks (@DavidJohnHicks2) April 11, 2021
One I've always liked. Direct, always looks forwards and not back. With wingers clearly an option for enhancement this summer. He'd be one I'd have on a list, if it were me.
— Luke Penning (@LukePenningVGP) April 11, 2021
Wonder if we can get all those Rangers fans who told us Brandon Barker would be crap in League One to help spread the negative message far and wide? It’s not fair that he’s going to play for us and leave us without a fan seeing him in the flesh. #oufc
— George Dugdale (@GeorgeDugdale) April 10, 2021
Brandon Barker (SMUG FACE) @BrandonBarker96 ripping it up
— Bradders ⚽ (@BraddersSimon) April 10, 2021
Brandon Barker get in lad #COYY
— John Aubrey (@AubsEFC1985) April 10, 2021
It’s not clear what’s coming next for Barker who continues to impress down south ahead of next season.
However, the player himself is certainly happy in the south of England having said so himself ahead of the weekend.