Rangers winger Brandon Barker made his return to Scottish Premiership duty for the club as he came off the bench to secure the Gers three points against Ross County on his birthday.

Barker had been carrying a hamstring knock which he sustained in the 4-0 win over Dundee United in August and came off the bench with the Gers eager to get that all important second goal against Ross County.

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Birthday boy and Rangers winger Brandon Barker grabbed his opportunity to impress against Ross County, scoring an important second goal in the 2-0 win. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Leading 1-0 from a first-half James Tavernier penalty, Rangers struggled to break down a compact Ross County side who did have their own chances to get back into the match.

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But after Barker came off the bench and took on the Staggies defence before hammering it low into the back of the net, the result was officially put beyond any reasonable doubt.

Barker, 24, has been a bit of an enigma at Rangers and prior to his injury he was featuring more and more as part of Steven Gerrard’s plans.

There’s a healthy amount of competition in the Rangers squad and Barker will have done his chances of getting a continued run in the team no harm with his cameo goal against County.

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Rangers fans praised the ex-Manchester City winger with many hoping this is just a taste of what’s to come from the talented attacker:

 

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