Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has praised Greg Stewart for his form and attitude after coming off the bench to score a brace in the 5-0 win against Hearts yesterday.
The Gers boss admitted that he considered starting the 29-year-old due to his performances in training, and his two goals have given him pause for thought ahead of the games against Aberdeen and Celtic:
“Greg was really close to getting a start today, but I am really happy with him coming off the bench and being hungry to get on the scoresheet. He’s certainly given me something to think about.”
Stewart has proven to be a very shrewd signing on a free transfer from Birmingham City in the summer. Although he is not given a lot of game time by Gerrard, he continues to impress when given a chance.
The forward’s double yesterday means he has now scored three goals and provided four assists in 14 appearances this campaign.
Considering he has made just five starts in all competitions, he is certainly doing all he can to break into the first team. Whether he’ll get a chance to start against the Dons or in the cup final on Sunday, we shall see.