Rangers loanee Jake Hastie is still yet to start a match for Partick Thistle.
Hastie joined Rangers in the summer of 2019 after a superb second half of the 2018/19 season at Motherwell.
However, he only made two first-team appearances before being sent out on loan to Rotherham United and he hasn’t featured since.
His initially promising but ultimately disappointing stint in England was ended early and a loan move back to Motherwell last season didn’t go to plan, either.
Therefore, when he sealed a temporary switch to Firhill in August, it looked very much like his last chance to prove he is a Rangers-level player.
✍️ Hastie signs.
We are pleased to confirm the signing of Jake Hastie on loan from Rangers, initially until January, subject to Scottish FA clearance.
— Partick Thistle FC (@PartickThistle) August 16, 2021
Yet, so far, he hasn’t made an impression.
Hastie has made just six appearances to date and all of them have been from the bench, while he was an unused substitute on Saturday afternoon for Thistle’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.
He’s yet to score or notch an assist.
The pacy winger has plenty of natural ability, but at 23, he’s no longer a youngster and it’s a concern that he can’t get regular playing time in the second tier.
He’s due to return to Ibrox in January but although he’s under contract until the end of next season, his chances of featuring again for the Rangers first team currently look very slim.
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