As Rangers dropped points in a stuffy away day at Livingston, Romanian “wonderkid” Ianis Hagi was once again posted missing.

Too often this season already the £3m summer signing has been posted missing and the 21-year-old attacking midfielder has seen games pass him by.

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Rangers attacking midfielder Ianis Hagi once again struggled with the pace and the physicality of the game in Scotland with some fans wanting the player dropped. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Uninventive and uninspired, Hagi was hooked around the hour mark with his replacement Kemar Roofe still visibly lacking match sharpness.

It’s been a disappointing start to the campaign for the highly-rated midfielder who has yet to find his feet and form in Scotland as a whole.

Preferring to be optimistic, Hagi must use this period as a steep learning curve because there is surely only a few more games left for him to perform like that before he is dropped.

There isn’t a Gers fan out there who isn’t willing the player to hit the ground running for the Rangers but too often the midfielder is being shown up as one of the side’s weak links.

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We’re being told that Hagi has a moment of magic, a flash of brilliance, but Braga and that late Hibs winner aside, it is too few and far between.

The pace of the match in Scotland seems to unsettle the attacking midfielder and Hagi seems to want too much time on the ball.

The former Fiorentina and Genk man is yet to register a single goal or assist this season despite starting every single match barring the return in Leverkusen.

It’s not been good enough and whilst the draw with Livingston was the first blip in the road for Rangers this season, Hagi’s performances have come under increasing scrutiny even when we’ve been winning.

Rangers fans are demanding more from the Romanian and want to start seeing something from the player which is worth the hype:

 

The one saving grace is that with Hagi being so young, he has time to develop and settle into the Scottish game.

But with Rangers fans desperate to lift silverware this season – do we have the time for the midfielder to work through these anonymous performances?

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