Steven Gerrard has outlined exciting summer plans for Scott Wright as Rangers look to improve the Ibrox attacker’s power and end product [RangersTV].
Wright signed for the Gers on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Aberdeen on 1st February and showed glimpses of potential across his opening two months in Light Blue.
His first seven appearances came as a substitute and he impressed supporters with his agility, pace and work-rate, particularly in a cameo in the 1-1 draw at Celtic Park in late March.
The 23-year-old was finally rewarded with his first start on Sunday against Cove Rangers in the Scottish Cup and he took his opportunity.
Wright started strongly, making a number of runs in behind the Cove defence, and he continued to pop up all over the final third throughout the match, notching an assist for the third goal in the 32nd minute as the Gers went on to triumph 4-0.
Speaking after the game, Gerrard praised Wright’s efforts and revealed that substantial strength and pitch work awaits the former Dons star this summer.
“I thought his all-round game was really good,” said the Gers boss [RangersTV]. “His movement, his quality, the way he glides past people, little combination play – a lot of his game was really strong tonight.”
“You can see his body’s coming. We’re working really hard on his upper body and in the summer, with a full pre-season, we’re going to build him up in terms of his glutes and his power, and we’re going to keep working on the final bit of his play because you can see tonight that he got into some magnificent positions and it’s just the last bit.
“So, we’ll get goals and assists into his game and we need time to try and work on that.”
Wright’s potential is there for all to see and he’s clearly the type of player who will get supporters out of their seats when crowds are once again permitted at Ibrox.
He could well play a part for the Gers in the post-split Premiership fixtures and the bid to win the Scottish Cup, but next season may well be when he really comes to the fore.
A summer of gym work and drills to hone his decision-making and finishing skills could ensure that by the time next season begins, Wright is a starter in Gerrard’s strongest XI.
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