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.
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.
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.
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:
Can it be barkers birthday everyday?
— 𝗠𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗹 シ (@CM94__) October 4, 2020
Lovely assist from Hagi and Barker done well
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) October 4, 2020
The Barker haters can get back in their boxes now
— SilverBear (@SilverB35036766) October 4, 2020
Good to see Brandon Barker get a goal https://t.co/3pF2KB3KUw
— David F Scobie (@DavidFScobie) October 4, 2020
Scenes when Brandon Barker dedicates his goal today to serial moaner @RFC1872GER
— EmpireFF (@EmpireFF) October 4, 2020
Delighted to see my boy Brandon Barker on the scoresheet.
— Euan (@euangtaylor) October 4, 2020
Brandon Barker impact man 🥳👏
— The Railway Bears 🚂🐻💙 (@TheRailwayBears) October 4, 2020
Brandon Barker 👏🏻
— Gary Caldwell (@GaryCaldwell22) October 4, 2020
Happy birthday Brandon Barker
— FRAZZ (@frazz777) October 4, 2020
Well done Brandon Barker, maybe just shut a few folk up. You’ve done more in 5 minutes than the golden boy Morelos has done in 5 months.
— 🇬🇧 cozy1872 🇬🇧 (@cozy1872) October 4, 2020