Rangers loan-star shows tremendous attitude as he comments on future
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Ryan Hardie is proving to everyone just how positive his attitude is

All of a sudden, Ryan Hardie’s future has been the subject of much speculation.

Perhaps it’s an indication of just how fickle football can be at times. The man who left the club for Livingston on-loan in the summer was having a season to forget up until earlier this month.

But after recovering from a knee injury that kept him out of 16 Livingston games this season, he’s back in form. Indeed. Hardie has a fantastic four goals in his last four matches for the Tony Macaroni Arena outfit.

Ryan Hardie has had several loan spells in his career (Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

That has prematurely led to some calling for his return from the loan spell. Yet Hardie, however, has touched on that potential scenario. Speaking in the Scottish Sun, the on-loan Livingston man proved just how mature he is.

“I want to play as many games as I can. I want to be playing and scoring goals, whether that’s at Rangers or Livingston, I don’t mind.

“I’m just concentrating on doing what I do best and that’s trying to score goals. I’m here to show what I’m worth and I want to prove I can go back there and do a good job for the team.

“I’m here until January for now and there was an option to extend, so we are just going through the process and seeing what is best for me.”

Hardie clearly keeping his options open

The youngster is clearly doing the right thing in this situation. He’s keeping the door open for a potential return to Rangers should it work out. In the meantime, however, he’s also willing to stress his commitment to Livingston.

He knows that if he gets a chance to impress at Ibrox, it would be one that he simply has to take. The striker has already played and scored for Rangers in the past, but that’s firmly been forgotten about. His two goals in just 17 appearances are a distant memory to Rangers fans, and he has to start proving himself again.

Hardie has also featured at under-21 level for Scotland (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

The truth is, however, that this isn’t talk that Hardie could be doing with. He’s only just back from injury and looking to hit some form again. It would be a different story if we were talking about him featuring next season, but we’re not.

Livingston manager Gary Holt has spoken of how much he wants to keep him in West Lothian. For his own development, it would certainly be the wisest move. Given the form of Alfredo Morelos and the standard of player Kyle Lafferty is, chances wouldn’t be there for Hardie at the moment.

Regardless, he’s showing the right attitude by just being open to whatever comes his way. For now? The best thing he could do is continue his scoring record.

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