Yesterday, it was reported that there was a surprise addition to the Rangers squad travelling to Tenerife.
The 21-year-old striker has been on loan at Livingston since the beginning of the season. After recovering from injury, he’s been banging them in.
The youngster was also conspicuously absent from pictures on The Gers’ social media accounts.
Why no update from Rangers?
It’s possible that there has simply been a delay in communications. Steven Davis’ arrival took up the bulk of the coverage yesterday and they simply may not have got round to Hardie yet.
Perhaps, the short camp in Tenerife is an opportunity for Gerrard to see more of Hardie at close quarters, before making a final decision on the player.
Personally, I felt the only scenario that would see him come back this month, would be if the Gers failed in the transfer window.
With the signing of Jermain Defoe, that clearly isn’t the case.
It would seem bizarre not to extend that experience, for him to only play a bit part role back at Rangers.
Make no mistake, should he return to Ibrox, he will be third choice, at best.
I’m not sure that’s a scenario that much benefits anyone, in the long run.