It is fair to say loan signings and Rangers are two things that haven’t always gone hand-in-hand in recent years. Kevin Mbabu, anyone?

Steven Gerrard has already snapped up Umar Sadiq, Lassana Coulibaly, Ryan Kent and Ovie Ejaria on loan this season, with the borrower’s market proving fruitful so far for the Rangers gaffer.

It’s easy to get frustrated when the club stockpiles players on loan – after the likes of Dalcio Gomes maybe we’ve got the right to be – but here are four Loan Rangers who ended up going down as heroes for the Teddy Bears.

Lassana Coulibaly is one of Steven Gerrard’s loan signings and has impressed since joining from Angers (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Emerson Hyndman

When Emerson Hyndman signed on loan from Bournemouth in January 2017, little was known about the nimble little Texan play-maker. A young, developing talent, his ability was clear across the 17 games he played, even scoring 4 goals.

Best known for hitting the low shot which Craig Gordon scrambled into the path of Clint Hill in the final minute at Parkhead. A solid signing.

Hyndman celebrates “that” Clint Hill goal (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Vladimir Weiss

A feisty, talented young winger, Weiss came to Rangers in August 2010, stayed the season, and has been goading fans on Twitter about a potential return ever since. Rejecting Celtic for Rangers, it was always going to be easy for Vlad to win us over.

He’ll be remembered most for his quick free kick putting Nikica Jelavic through to score the winner in the 2011 CIS Cup Final against Celtic, and mocking the Samaras penalty save at the Ibrox title party!

Weiss starred for Rangers in the Champions League (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

El-Hadji Diouf

Ok. So the Senegalese badboy didn’t exactly set the heather alight in his short stint in Glasgow in 2011, but he had a superb knack of getting under the skin of those from the other side of the city.

Well managed by Walter Smith, he nicked a European goal against Sporting Lisbon and distracted incensed Celtic players as Rangers romped to a double. The Dioufy is a celebration that will live long in the memory. Ask Scott Brown.

Let’s all do the Dioufy… (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Steven Davis

Yup. Stevie Davis, our Stevie Davis, was originally signed on loan from Fulham in 2008. A boyhood fan of the club and an incredibly talented footballer, he’d eventually go on to captain his heroes and make 140 appearances for the Light Blues.

Still kicking a ball at Southampton, as captain no-less, many still want the brilliant Northern Irishman back at Ibrox. In any capacity.

You are my Davis, my Stevie Davis (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)