Long-term Rangers-linked midfielder opens Serie A scoring account
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Long-term Rangers-linked midfielder opens Serie A scoring account

Rangers-linked former Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson has opened his account for Serie A Bologna with a 2-0 win over Italian rivals Lecce.

The Scotland international joined the Italian club in the summer on a reported £3m fee, putting an end to years to links between Rangers and the ex-Pittodrie star.

The goal was Ferguson’s first in Italy and came after Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic had opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

Lewis Ferguson nodded home at the near post from a Bologna corner and the result would stay that way throughout the match to record the Italian club’s first win in five Serie A matches.

Rangers-linked Lewis Ferguson settling into Bologna

The goal came on 23-year-old Ferguson’s fifth appearance in the Italian top flight and suggests the youngster is beginning to settle into life on the Continent.

This also echoes comments made by Ferguson to the Sunday Post with regards settling into life in Italy.

“I’m really enjoying myself in Italy. The move has worked out very well for me so far,” said Lewis Ferguson.

“The first couple of weeks were tough – just finding my way around, the language barrier and being in a hotel. But it has got easier.

“Once I found a place to live, got my Italian lessons up and running, and got to know the players in the squad, I’ve found the transition very smooth.

“My team-mates have made me feel very welcome, and everyone at the club appreciates I’m putting in the time and effort to learn Italian.

“There are four or five getting lessons twice a week at the club. I’m enjoying it. I can now say a number of things, and I know I’ll improve every week.

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“On the park, I had my first start of the season away to Napoli. We lost 3-2 but it was a fantastic experience.

“We just need to start winning more games, and we’ll be fine.”

That process has certainly begun for Lewis Ferguson and Bologna after the 2-0 win over Lecce, the result taking the side to 13th in the table.

Perhaps Rangers might rue never making long-term reported interest in Ferguson official, but investment in the midfield area hasn’t exactly been forthcoming in recent seasons.