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Opinion: 21-year-old playing key role in Rangers’ search for silverware

Glasgow Rangers supporters are excited by versatile January signing Ianis Hagi’s bright start to life at Ibrox.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who has already played 10 games for the Romanian international side, has looked impressive since joining Steven Gerrard’s men.

This loan deal for Hagi is turning out to be a sublime piece of business for Rangers.

He has already propelled himself into Gerrard’s starting line-up and into the hearts of the Gers faithful; he has become a key player for the team. 

Especially since Hagi scored the winning goal against Hibernian at Ibrox in his first start for Gerrard’s new-look side.

What a time to score your first Rangers goal and to secure the vital three points against the Easter Road side.

Hagi did not score against Hamilton or in the calamitous 2-1 defeat at Kilmarnock, but he did perform well in his forward role with Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent.

In the William Hill Scottish Cup tie last week, Rangers eventually beat Hamilton 4-1 to reach the last 16 after a very one-sided game.

The Gers are now safely through to the quarter-finals of the competition with another away match at Hearts, where Rangers recently lost 2-1 at Tynecastle.  

It will be built up as a revenge game by some of the Light Blues support, and I know the ‘Blue Brigade’ and the management team will be anxious to reach the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

In the Sunday afternoon match against a plucky Livingston side, who defended splendidly throughout at Ibrox, Rangers did eventually break the deadlock to record a deserved 1-0 win.

It was again that man Hagi that played a starring role, setting up Arfield to score the only goal of the game.

With plenty still to play for this season, the 21-year-old looks set to contribute significantly in Rangers’ search for silverware.

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