Polarising former Rangers loanee scores in English Championship rout
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Polarising former Rangers loanee scores in English Championship rout

Former Rangers loanee Sheyi Ojo scored his third goal for Cardiff as the Welsh side thumped Luton Town 4-0 in the English Championship.

Liverpool star Ojo – who enjoyed a frustrating spell in Glasgow – has proved a useful player in Cardiff and helped seal the victory in a resounding Bluebirds performance.

The right-winger started the match for Neil Harris’ side and repaid the trust by eventually netting after goals from Sean Morrison, Mark Harris and Kieffer Moore.

The 23-year-old’s strike follows on from earlier Cardiff goals against Preston and Middlesbrough earlier in the season.

Winger Ojo started life at Ibrox on fine form, helping the club to the Europa League group stages by scoring three goals and laying on two assists in qualification for the tournament.

Ojo would then go on to score a howitzer against Feyenoord in the first home match of the group stage to secure a 1-0 win, a victory made more poignant by the passing of Fernando Ricksen in the days running up to the fixture.

This would prove to a be a vital contribution as the Gers qualified from their Europa League group and would eventually make it to the last 16.

However, Ojo struggled to settle into the style of play in Scottish football and was really disappointing in domestic matches.

Scoring only once in the Scottish Premiership – in a 6-1 rout of Hibs in early season – Ojo cut a player devoid of confidence as he began to struggle and complaints from fans over his commitment emerged.

Former Rangers loanee Sheyi Ojo celebrates scoring against Luton Town. (Photo by Cardiff City FC/Getty Images)

A likeable enough guy – Ojo speaks very positively of Rangers supporters – things didn’t quite go to plan for the explosive forward and now he is enjoying a solid spell at the Cardiff City Stadium.

However, his Cardiff side are currently in the bottom half of the Championship table, their four wins in 14 matches leaving the former Premier League regulars languishing in 14th.