Back in the summer transfer window one of the most high-profile players linked to Rangers was Sheffield United striker Oliver McBurnie.
The Scotland international had just gone through a difficult season with the Blades as Oli netted just once in 25 games as the Bramall Lane club were relegated from the Premier League.
But after battling back from injury the Rangers fan striker has finally got his first goal of the season as Sheffield United suffer penalty heartbreak against Premier League Southampton.
McBurnie scored a second-half equaliser in a 2-2 League Cup draw with the Saints but failed to convert his penalty as the Championship lost out to their top tier rivals.
The player clearly enjoyed scoring the goal and fans will be hoping the striker can find his feet, form and confidence again after a difficult 12 or so months.
Rangers-linked striker McBurnie took to Twitter after the game to express frustration at losing out despite a strong team performance:
Felt so good to be back playing at bramall lane, gutted about the result and my penalty but I thought the boys were tremendous tonight! Great to see my mucka back out there as well @Estevens1990 ⚔️❤️
— Oli McBurnie (@oli_mcburnie) September 21, 2021
It’s been a difficult period for passionate bluenose McBurnie and according to the Daily Mail, the Gers were considering offering a £15m Ibrox reprieve.
A £20m signing from Swansea City in 2019 [the Guardian] the notion Rangers would splash out so much for the player was remarkably fanciful.
The interest was eventually rubbished by club insiders Heart & Hand who claimed there was “nothing in” the rumours.
Rangers say there’s nothing in the Oli McBurnie rumour.
He’ll probably be one of those players linked with us every window as he’s a supporter.
Nothing is ever true till we see them outside the training centre with a scarf above their head!
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) May 28, 2021
Rangers’ transfer window was instead defined by free transfers as the club brought in Jack Simpson, Nnamdi Ofoborh, Fashion Sakala, John Lundstram and Juninho Bacuna for next to nothing.
Speaking of high-profile transfer links, one reported £7m Ibrox target has been shining for his current side despite them preventing him from moving last month.