Steven Naismith scored a double as Scotland roared to victory last night – but is the ex-Rangers’ man someone who could do the business back at Ibrox?

More than that, if he ever came back would he be welcomed?

No doubts about ability

There are little doubts that Naismith is a very good player. At Rangers, his bite, invention and eye for goal helped lead us to three in a row.

Naismith played in the same Hearts team as Kyle Lafferty. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

At 31, the ex-Killie man’s best years might be behind him, but he’s an experienced option and preceded his Scotland brace with Hat-trick for Hearts against St. Mirren.

He’s hitting a purple patch and is a big reason why Hearts look such a dangerous option.

He’s a battler, he is a real handful and he has a passion for Rangers.

Whilst none of this is in doubt, it’s how he left the club that has supporters unsure.

A sour taste in the mouth

Steven Naismith left the club in 2012 at the height of our financial problems as one of our biggest assets.

More than just shuffle out of the door, the striker went kicking and screaming.

Steven Naismith joined Rangers from Kilmarnock in 2007 for £1.9m. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Alongside Steven Whittaker the striker staged a press conference where he said the club no longer existed in its original form and demanded to transfer his contract.

In doing so, he left a very sour taste in Rangers fan’s mouths.

Would he be welcomed back at Ibrox? Probably not.

Naismith made 140 appearances for Rangers, scoring 33 goals and winning six major trophies.

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