Rangers were very disappointing as they drew a blank against Aberdeen yesterday, but one of the few bright moments was the debut of Ianis Hagi.
The Romanian international came on to replace Scott Arfield on 77 minutes, and manager Steven Gerrard said after the match that he already saw promising signs in regards to the midfielder’s ability on the ball:
“He showed his quality. I love the way he plays with his head up, he is always looking and searching and probing for something. But he has only had one session with us, he needs to adapt.”
Following the stalemate at Ibrox, fans will be hoping that Hagi is given a start by Gerrard in the not too distant future with the Gers having struggled in the final third since the winter break.
Although the win against Ross County was a good reaction to the defeat to bottom side Hearts, the draw versus Aberdeen once again showed that the Light Blues are not firing on all cylinders.
The absences of Ryan Jack and James Tavernier, as well as the injury to Jermain Defoe, haven’t helped but supporters will be hoping that the introduction of Hagi will be the spark the team needs to get back to their best.