Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has praised new signing Scott Wright after he showed glimpses of potential in a brief debut outing against Hamilton [RangersTV].
Wright joined the Gers from Aberdeen on deadline day and was an unused substitute for the 1-0 win over St Johnstone at Ibrox in midweek.
He got his first taste of action in a 1-1 draw at the Fountain of Youth Stadium, though, replacing Ianis Hagi in the 78th minute.
Rangers went in front shortly after his introduction and he was lively in the final third with nice one-touch link-up play and movement, although after fashioning a chance to shoot on the edge of Accies’ area, he instead opted to look for James Tavernier and the pass was intercepted.
Gerrard was pleased with the 23-year-old’s impact, as well as that provided by fellow substitutes Ryan Jack, Steven Davis and Kemar Roofe.
“I thought all the subs were positive,” he said [RangersTV]. “Scott’s going to be a good little footballer for us. You can see he’s clever, you can see what he’s going to be.”
“He just needs time to get used to the surroundings and different teammates and how we play. I’ve got no worries or concerns about him at all.
“I thought we looked a lot better when I brought the subs on, they brought personality, which tells me that I got some decisions wrong today.”
Wright won’t look back fondly at the result from his debut game but his Rangers career is now up and running and he’ll be looking to kick on over the coming weeks.
With Brandon Barker and Jordan Jones both heading out on loan during the winter transfer window, he’s one of the very few pacy attackers in the first-team squad and he’ll offer a point of difference from the bench during the title run-in.
Meanwhile, a 20-year-old Scotland youth international has been spotted training with the Rangers first-team amid uncertainty regarding his loan spell.