Rangers 55-winner scores hat-trick in 'jaw-dropping' overseas display
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Rangers 55-winner scores hat-trick in 'jaw-dropping' overseas display

Former Rangers attacker Greg Stewart scored a hat-trick in a ‘jaw-dropping’ individual display for Jamshedpur FC on Tuesday.

Lifelong bluenose Stewart was released at the end of last season after playing a minor role in the Gers’ unbeaten title-winning season.

Stewart made eight appearances for Rangers during the 2020/21 campaign before being released. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He had offers to remain in Scotland but after taking some time to weigh up his options, decided to head to the Indian Super League to play for Owen Coyle at Jamshedpur.

The ISL season only got underway last month and after coming off the bench in their first game, Stewart has played pretty much every minute for the ‘Men of Steel’.

Prior to a trip to Odisha on Tuesday, he had already scored one goal and notched three assists in a strong start to life in a new league.

This would be his best performance yet, though, as he bagged a hat-trick and set up the other goal in a 4-0 win.

Former Rangers player Greg Stewart bagged a hat-trick for Jamshedpur on Tuesday. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Stewart’s third-minute cross was headed in by former Motherwell skipper Peter Hartley to give the visitors the lead and then he got amongst the goals himself.

He doubled Jamshedpur’s advantage a minute later and then bagged his second of the night with a ‘stunning free kick’ in the 21st minute.

The 31-year-old wasn’t done there, though, as he completed his hat-trick around 15 minutes later to effectively finish the contest before the interval.

There would be no more goals in the second half but Stewart completed the 90 minutes and was lauded by his new club’s official Twitter account after being named ‘Hero of the Match’.

The three points leave Jamshedpur to second in the ISL table after six matches, one point behind Mumbai City who have a game in hand.

Meanwhile, another former Rangers player is thriving as vice-captain of a top-flight club.