Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has raved about Scott Wright despite his side’s 1-1 draw at St Johnstone on Wednesday night [RangersTV].
Wright was brought to Ibrox from Aberdeen on a four-and-a-half-year deal on 1st February.
Since then, he’s largely been used as a substitute, with seven of his nine appearances coming from the bench.
However, he impressed during his first 90-minute outing against Cove Rangers in the Scottish Cup earlier this month and he backed that up with a strong showing in his maiden Premiership start at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday night.
Wright was lively throughout his 69 minutes on the pitch and scored the Gers’ only goal, cutting inside and sending a fine finish beyond Zander Clark from the edge of the area, ten minutes into the second half.
Rangers weren’t able to hold onto the advantage, with a 94th minute Liam Craig penalty ensuring the points were shared, but Gerrard was still full of praise for the 23-year-old after the match.
“Scott Wright has done everything he needs to do since he came in the door,” he said [RangersTV]. “He scored tonight, he showed flashes tonight throughout his performance.”
“We’ve been talking to him about getting numbers in his game and he’s got one. It should have been the winner, if we’d been better in our game management. It’s disappointing and it’s a shame that we haven’t taken three points, but all-in-all over the course of the 90 minutes, I’ve got no complaints with the scoreline.”
Wright will be hoping he did enough to hold onto his spot for Sunday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final against the same opposition at Ibrox, but with the likes of Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos waiting in the wings, competition for places is fierce at the top end of the pitch.
In other news, a former Rangers striker bagged an 11-minute hat-trick on Wednesday night as his stunning recent form continues.