Rangers flop Eros Grezda made a triumphant return to life at NK Osijek after scoring in the club’s 2-0 friendly win over Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Albanian international returned to NK Osijek 18 months on from joining Rangers after a horror spell in Glasgow saw him struggle to make an impact on Steven Gerrard’s side.

Grezda will have been hoping to make an impression on his return to the Croatian First League side and grabbing a goal during their winter break will act as the perfect tonic for the tumultuous spell in Glasgow.

Grezda grabbed the opening goal in the 2-0 win with a low drive from a rebounded cross into the box which went under the Russian side’s goalkeeper.

The second goal in the friendly victory was scored by reported Rangers target Mirko Maric, who showed great composure to round the keeper before eventually slotting home.

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson earned the praise of the Ibrox fans for moving Grezda on, with the deal reportedly netting a nominal fee but inserting a sell-on clause for the Albanian.

Grezda himself sent an emotional message to the Rangers support upon departing the club and wished his former teammates all the best as they seek to secure the Scottish Premiership title.

His strike and performance in the 2-0 win will frustrate Rangers fans who really failed to see the best of Grezda after he joined last season.

Rangers paid for a reported £2m for Eros Grezda who made 17 appearances in total for the Ibrox club, scoring twice. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Barring a double in the 7-1 demolition of Motherwell in November 2018, the winger failed to take his chance at Rangers and the writing was on the wall after a spitting incident with the colts against Ballymena United in September last year.

NK Osijek are currently on a winter break from domestic fixtures and are set to return to action against HNK Gorica this weekend.

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