21-year-old Liverpool midfielder, Ovie Ejaria, spent the first half of the season at Rangers.

It was less than two months ago that the youngster jumped ship early and returned to his parent club.

Ejaria on the Hampden pitch before the League Cup semi-final. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There’s a sense that he’s quickly been forgotten at Ibrox, though.

It’s not often you could say such a thing about a central midfielder who played 28 times between July and early December.

However, despite almost always making the team sheet, he rarely made an impact.

Ejaria showed promise early on, scoring in consecutive matches away at Ufa and Motherwell.

Yet, that was to be it as far as goals were concerned. Remarkably, he also only registered one SPL assist.

His last Rangers outing was away at Dundee on 9th December. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

For a man wearing the Rangers no.10 shirt, it simply wasn’t good enough.

Despite those underwhelming numbers, it wasn’t long before he secured another loan deal.


This time, he stayed in England, moving to second tier strugglers, Reading.

It just seems to be more of the same, though.

Since joining in early January, he has only mustered three appearances.

Jose Manuel Gomes brought Ejaria to the Championship. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

He has missed out on two Championship match day squads, and has only completed 90 minutes twice.

There has been direct involvement in one goal, and therefore, he already matches his Rangers assist tally.

Yet, as he is yet to open his own account, meaning he still hasn’t scored since August, or in his last 19 matches.

There’s still time left, but it looks as though it’s not just Ibrox, where he may fail to make an impression.

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