Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland was among the goals again for the Arabs in today’s Scottish Cup clash with Hibernian – and some Rangers fans want the Gers to bring the prolific forward to Ibrox.
Shankland levelled the score in first-half injury-time after Christian Doidge’s early opener but parity didn’t last long after the restart as Martin Boyle restored Hibs’ lead after 47 minutes.
The striker showed great composure to fire home from Ian Harkes’ pass and give his side hope of knocking out the Hibees and reaching the last 16.
Shankland only moved to the Arabs in the summer after his Ayr United deal ended and it seems unlikely that the Tannadice side would want to sell their talisman to the Light Blues given the tense recent history between the two.
The Premiership side looked set to take their place in the next round before Louis Appere’s strike levelled it up once more and set up a replay at Easter Road on January 28th.
The goal against Hibs was Shankland’s 25th in 25 games for United and Rangers fans on Twitter think Steven Gerrard should take a gamble on the Scotland international – with one saying he is a “cracking player.”
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans:
25 goals in 25 games for Lawerence Shankland this season🤔🤔
— JW_72 (@JwWatp) January 19, 2020
I’d have that Shankland at us all day long, obv no gonny start ahead or be Morelos’ eventual replacement but I think he’s a crackin player
— crossy 🃏🧨 (@crossy72_) January 19, 2020
– @RangersFC Announce Shankland
— Rangers Zone (@Rangers_Zone) January 19, 2020
Shankland to the bears next season.
— Chris Brown (@ChrissBrown72) January 19, 2020
The thing with Shankland is he would score a load for a team like us v the dross like Kris Boyd but hes nowhere near the ability to play in the system we use.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) January 19, 2020
Lawrence Shankland is a bagsman. Rangers should take a gamble on him imo
— JohnoBryce (@JohnoBryce) January 19, 2020
Should rangers take a chance with shankland and buy him
— GregChalmers (@GregChalmers7) January 19, 2020
Get shankland to rangers.
— Ryàn🇭🇷 (@Ryan15686147) January 19, 2020