'Caviar on the ball' - Former Rangers star wows these fans of current club with stunning display
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Former Rangers star wows Hearts fans with latest outstanding display

Earlier this week, former Rangers winger Barrie McKay wowed Hearts fans with a superb display against St Johnstone.

Hearts are the fourth different club McKay has represented since leaving Ibrox in 2017.

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While he showed glimpses of his considerable talent at Nottingham Forest, Swansea City and Fleetwood Town, he never quite managed to become an EFL hit, with a lack of consistency his main problem.


Since his return to Scotland, he’s yet to score and has registered four assists in 17 Premiership appearances.

Those numbers are far from outstanding, but he’s been impressing Hearts fans for some time with his general play.

And on Tuesday night, he produced a stunning performance against the Saints at Tynecastle.

Ex-Rangers winger McKay shines for Hearts

Two of his four assists for the season came in the match and both of them were high quality.

Just after the interval, the former Ger played in Josh Ginnelly to open the scoring with an inch-perfect through ball on the stretch from inside his own half.

Then, 30 minutes later, he put a second goal on a plate for his teammate. After picking the ball up inside his own half, McKay surged clear of multiple defenders on the left flank with a brilliant turn of pace, before cutting inside and picking out the unmarked Ginnelly in the box.

The two goals were enough for all three points, with the 27-year-old the architect of the win.

He received a very high SofaScore rating of 8.9, making him the Man of the Match by some distance, and he was subsequently named in the SPFL Team of the Week.

Plenty of Hearts fans were blown away by his showing.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:

If he keeps this kind of form up between now and the end of the season, perhaps Rangers will consider launching a bid to bring him back to Ibrox in the summer. Stranger things have happened.

Meanwhile, a promising Gers loanee produced a strong performance on his first start for a ‘unique’ club.

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