Rangers fans have praised Ianis Hagi for his contribution against Ross County after he provided a late assist for Brandon Barker.
Jordan Jones was preferred to the Romania international at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon but with the Gers struggling to put the game to bed in the second half, he was brought on for Ryan Jack in the 65th minute.
65' SUB: Double change for Rangers | 1-0
➡️ ON: Calvin Bassey & Ianis Hagi
⬅️ OFF: Borna Barisic & Ryan Jack
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 4, 2020
Hagi has struggled at times at domestic level since joining the Gers for his initial loan spell from Genk in January.
However, he has offered moments of real quality in recent weeks and was excellent in the Europa League play-off win over Galatasaray on Thursday night.
When given the freedom to roam across the forward line and create, he is extremely dangerous and he proved that once again on Sunday.
A collective sigh of relief was breathed by Bears in the 88th minute when the 21-year-old lifted the ball behind the County defence for Barker, who latched onto the pass, evaded defenders and fired past Ross Laidlaw to secure the three points.
Hagi now has seven assists in his last seven Gers appearances in all competitions. It’s a very strong return for a talented young player who is still finding his way in the game.
Plenty of Rangers fans were impressed with his impact, suggesting he receives much more criticism than he deserves.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
That’s another assist for Hagi
He’s only 1 behind what Aribo gave us the full of last season
And he still gets abuse 😂😂
— 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀 (@RangersSpares__) October 4, 2020
Another Hagi assist, that's what he does
— Bongani_Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) October 4, 2020
Yaaaaaas Barker, once again Hagi having one of these moments of utter class. We are a much better team with Hagi in it.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) October 4, 2020
For me personally mate he’s the only real player in the team with that killer pass we need in games like today
— BenG99 (@g99_ben) October 4, 2020
The ball from Hagi for Barker to chase was fantastic. Another assist 👍
— Baldy Barisic 🇭🇷 (@BaldyBarisic31) October 4, 2020
Great ball through from Hagi for the second. The difference.
— adamski152 (@adamski152) October 4, 2020
Another assist for hagi. Boy should be an automatic pick. Might not give you a full 90 of class, but he works hard and makes a difference when it’s needed.
— Mico (@oneMico) October 4, 2020
Hagi at it again, vision like no other!
— ALD0 (@a22an) October 4, 2020
Hagi has been the difference since he came on.
— J BoY 8 3 (@Boxing_83) October 4, 2020