'Wouldn't be wearing a Rangers shirt' - Boyd drops big claim about Ibrox star he feels sorry for
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'Wouldn't be wearing a Rangers shirt' - Boyd drops claim about Ibrox star

Kris Boyd has dropped a big claim about Rangers star Ianis Hagi following his excellent impact sub outing against Brondby.

Hagi was left out of the starting XI in Denmark but he helped to change the game after being introduced off the bench in the second half.

Ianis Hagi celebrates his Europa League equaliser against Brondby. (Photo by Gaston Szerman/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

With less than 15 minutes remaining, it was he who produced a brilliant finish after an excellent run and pass from Ryan Kent, earning the visitors a potentially crucial point.


In his Scottish Sun Sport column ahead of Rangers’ weekend Premiership clash against Ross County, former Ibrox striker Boyd raved about Hagi and Kent, suggesting that it’s time they both received an extended run in the team.

The 38-year-old then went on to make a big claim about Hagi, in particular.

‘I know it is a cheek coming from me, but if the Romanian playmaker had pace then he wouldn’t be wearing a Rangers shirt,’ he wrote.

‘The player’s quality is unbelievable. His touch and awareness are just different class.

‘I actually feel sorry for him sometimes because he sees things before everybody else and some of those around him are not on that level.’

Kris Boyd has made a big claim about Rangers star Ianis Hagi. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It’s an interesting point from Boyd and probably a fair one.

While not yet the finished article, Hagi is technically brilliant, two-footed and has excellent game awareness. He has vision and the ability to play defence-splitting passes as well as finish with aplomb.

If the 23-year-old did have the pace to effectively run in behind and perhaps go past players in wide areas, he would surely be playing at the very top level of the game.

Even without raw speed, though, it’s likely that a big club will swoop for him eventually, so until then, Rangers need to make sure they’re making the best use of what he has to offer.

Meanwhile, an influential player’s availability for the Ross County game is uncertain.

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