Rangers youngster Jake Hastie got his League One spell with Rotherham underway with a decent start after he scored on his derby debut – even if he eventually wound up on the losing side.

The talented wideman has been farmed out to Rotherham in order to get game time and the player made the best possible first impression by scoring against rivals Doncaster to take the lead this weekend.

But Hastie, 20, was powerless to resist as the Donny came roaring back to win 2-1.

Jake Hastie was farmed out on loan to Rotherham after joining Rangers in the summer. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Hastie’s first goal in English football – and namely League One – comes after positive loans in the division from last season and this.

Greg Docherty – who was named Player of the Year at Shrewsbury last season – had an incredibly fruitful spell in the division. Even if now he’s struggling to make that leap into the Rangers side.

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Ross McCrorie is another highly rated Rangers youth who’s currently plying his trade out on the League One road, this time with Portsmouth.

As long as the stage continues to facilitate the development of some of the club’s best talent, you can imagine it’s an area Rangers wish to utilise in order to develop their best talent.

Hastie has a breakthrough season at Motherwell last year. (Photo by Christian Cooksey/Getty Images)

It’s not just about Rangers either – it’s about representing the teams they move to whilst out on loan.

And going by the Rotherham manager’s comments about Jake Hastie after the weekend [Millers], there’s no reason why he can’t enjoy the success of Greg Docherty last season.

 

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