The glowing comments of Rangers boss Steven Gerrard don’t just suggest we’ve landed a bargain in winger Scott Wright – but also that we’ve landed a dig on rivals Aberdeen in the process.
The Gers signed former Dons winger Wright on a pre-contract deal in January before a move was negotiated between the two clubs, with reports suggesting the transfer fee involving Ross McCrorie come the end of the season was a pawn in the deal [Evening Express].
Since then Wright, 23, has been subject to a variety of cameo appearances at Ibrox and has largely impressed the Rangers supporters.
Praising the work already done by the talented wide man, Gers boss Gerrard revealed that the winger has already beefed up and is vying for a starting spot.
“We can’t take all the credit for Scott Wright and the impact he’s had in the short space of time,” said Gerrard [Glasgow Times].
“We knew we’d got a good player from Aberdeen and his previous coaches and previous club have done a fantastic job on him.
“We’ve done everything we can to make him settle quicker and there’s a lot of things we’ve put to him in terms of information from a tactical point of view, to try and get him up top speed in terms of how we play and what we expect from him.
“We have also hit him really hard from a physical point of view in terms of fitness, body weight, diet and nutrition.
“He’s put four kilos on in a month while at the same time his body fat hasn’t moved. He’s a project, Scott, and he’s one we’re getting ready for next season.
“But having said that we can still see his talent and we’re getting a contribution from him.
“We’ve had some injuries at the top end of the pitch and a few people have gone out on loan to get games.
“So he’s contributing really well at the moment and he’s on the verge of getting starts, for sure. I think he’s earned that.”
Sounds like Rangers have nabbed themselves a bargain in Scott Wright who’s already giving his all to make the grade at Ibrox.
No wonder all those Aberdeen fans were so salty to see one of their best players leave for next-to-nothing after his contract was allowed to run down.