Rangers 55-winner makes debut for new club thousands of miles away
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Rangers 55-winner makes debut for new club thousands of miles away

Rangers 55-winner Greg Stewart has finally made his debut for Jamshedpur FC.

Stewart realised a childhood dream by signing for Rangers in the summer of 2019 and he made 33 appearances over the next two seasons, scoring three goals and notching seven assists.

Greg Stewart and George Edmundson after a win over Braga in February 2020. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

He was released shortly after the Gers won the league title, though, and then took a few months to weigh up his options.

Despite having offers to remain in Scotland [Scotsman], the 31-year-old penned a one-year deal with Indian Super League club Jamshedpur FC in September.

Owen Coyle is the manager of the Tata Steel-owned club and former Motherwell skipper Peter Hartley is his captain.

Stewart had to wait some time for his debut, with the new ISL season only kicking off at the weekend.

55-winner Stewart was released by Rangers at the end of last season and has only just made his debut for his new club. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Coyle’s side were in Vasco de Gama in Goa – almost 5000 miles away from Glasgow – to take on East Bengal and although the former Ger didn’t make the starting XI, he did come off the bench with around 15 minutes remaining as they drew 1-1.

It was a surprise call from Stewart to head to India at this stage of his career and it’ll be interesting to see how he gets on over the coming months.

Jamshedpur’s second game of the season is also away from home, at FC Goa on Friday.

In other news, Rangers fans have slammed Barry Ferguson for ’embarrassing’ post-Hibs comments.