Rangers boss Gerrard raves about 'model professional' who's showing big promise at Ibrox
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Rangers boss Gerrard raves about 'model professional' who's showing big promise at Ibrox

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says he’s ‘very excited’ to have Scott Wright at Ibrox following his latest impressive performance [Rangers FC Twitter].

Wright joined the Gers from Aberdeen on 1st February and was widely criticised by Dons supporters for the move.

Scott Wright swapped Aberdeen for Rangers during the winter transfer window. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, it’s the 23-year-old who’s having the last laugh.

He’s already helped his new club secure a Premiership title, while he’s also played knockout European football.

After wowing fans with a series of impressive substitute displays, he’s started two of Rangers’ last four matches and bagged his first goal in a 1-1 draw at St Johnstone on Wednesday night.

Gerrard is delighted with what Wright has contributed so far and believes there’s a lot more to come.

“Scott has done everything he has been asked to do, he has been a model professional,” he said on Friday afternoon [Rangers FC Twitter].

“In flashes, he shows why we wanted him here. (He’s) a work in progress and (we’re) very excited to have him here.”

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has praised Scott Wright for his efforts to date at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the likes of Ryan Kent, Kemar Roofe and Ianis Hagi all also competing for two inside forward berths, Wright will know that he won’t play every minute over the rest of this season or the next.

However, he’s shown real hunger and ability so far and certainly has the majority of the fan base onside.

He’ll no doubt be delighted with this latest praise from his manager and will be hoping to contribute once again against the Saints if called upon for Sunday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final.

The TV details for the fixture have been confirmed following updates from Premier Sports and RangersTV.