Rangers loanee still yet to start a match over two months after Ibrox exit
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Rangers loanee still yet to start a match over two months after Ibrox exit

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.

Hastie was snapped up by Rangers after showing major promise at Motherwell. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

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.

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 Rangers loanee is yet to start for Partick Thistle and has only seen a total of 114 minutes of action across six appearances. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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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