Glasgow Rangers took a huge step towards the group stages of the Europa League on Thursday night, when they overcame Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn 2-0 at Ibrox, and after the match their fans were quick to salute a key man from the victory.
The part-timers caused the Gers heartache when the two sides met in this competition two years ago, when they sensationally knocked them out, but the 2019 version of the Glasgow giants have gone some way to ensuring there will be no repeat of that.
Rangers were in control from a fairly early stage in the match, with the only real disappointment on the night that the tie wasn’t put completely to bed at Ibrox.
It was a couple of the Gers’ new signings who stepped up with the goals in the comfortable win, and while Steven Gerrard wasn’t completely happy with his charges, he will no doubt be pleased that two men he brought to the club did the business for him.
Joe Aribo put Rangers ahead after 20 minutes of the tie, and then Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo doubled their advantage in proceedings shortly after half time.
The Gers had a chance to move out of sight when James Tavernier stood over a late penalty, but he could only hit the post, much to the frustration of their manager.
Ojo was the man who put Rangers in the box seat, with his goal potentially being the pivotal moment in the two-legged contest.
It wasn’t just his strike which impressed the Gers fans inside Ibrox, and those watching on, his all-round play and craft on the wing was something many also enjoyed.
The Liverpool youngster has hit the ground running for Rangers, something their supporters were quick to acknowledge when they reacted to his performance on social media after the game.
Here are some of their messages:
Did a double, sod it triple-take when I saw @sheyi_ojo bury that chance with his right foot. So used to one-footed players on the wing at Ibrox 😂
— Billy Austin (@Bryce9A) July 26, 2019
Keep it up son cracking finish again 🇬🇧🇬🇧
— gavin storrie (@GavinStorrie) July 26, 2019
Well done big man 🇬🇧🇬🇧
— GEORGE HUNTER (@GEORGEH12957510) July 26, 2019
What a player. Hopefully you sign permanent sheyi. Us fans love you mate 👍🇬🇧
— Paul the prod (@Paulq1872) July 26, 2019
Sheyi ojo and Joe aribo are going to tear this season up telling ye🔴⚪️🔵 let's go!
— 🏴chrisyRfc🏴 (@christo67426136) July 25, 2019
@sheyi_ojo such an important signing for the club, exactly what we need a fast exciting young player who doesn’t lack discipline and can score goals , can see Sheyi becoming one of my favourite players 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧WATP
— Lee 🚀 (@Lee33anderson) July 25, 2019
No being dramatic but sheyi ojo is already ballon d'or worthy
— Scott (@scottfraser1972) July 25, 2019
Great goal. Keep working hard Shey.
— Levi Stubbs (@levi_stubbs) July 25, 2019
— Victoria (@_VictoriaManson) July 25, 2019
Sheyi Ojo is a baller #RangersFC
— Chrissy (@ChrisCunning15) July 25, 2019