Rangers winger Ross McCausland was handed his full debut by manager Philippe Clement in the 2-0 win over Livingston at the weekend.
The 20-year-old performed well on his first start, having a goal ruled out for VAR and winning the penalty for the second goal.
Fans on X were very impressed with McCausland’s performance and many felt he warranted Clement’s decision to include him in the first eleven:
A right footed Neil McCann.
Simple winger doing the simple things well.
— Steve Smith (@SteveSmithG) November 12, 2023
A great first full start, so unlucky not to be on the scoresheet.
— tengolotodo (@TengoLoTodo) November 12, 2023
Also known as the Ulster messi 💙 pic.twitter.com/EI0sCN7hBn
— 𝕯𝖆𝖓𝖎𝖑𝖔99 (@danilo99szn) November 12, 2023
Unluckily for him to have the goal taken away from him
— gazza07770 THE REAL McCoy (@gazza07770) November 12, 2023
Mccausland was great.
— Glasgow Rangers Nation (@GRN1872) November 12, 2023
McCausland showed no signs of nerves
Some young players are too eager to impress when they are given a chance in the first team but the winger looked very much at home in a Gers shirt.
The fact that he had made seven substitute appearances prior to Sunday’s game would have helped but, even so, McCausland grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
Rangers now have to tie him down to a new contract
The Northern Ireland international’s current deal at Ibrox expires at the end of the season so the Light Blues now have to make sure he agrees to a long-term extension.
Reports suggest that the Gers have tabled an offer that will keep McCausland in Glasgow until 2027, so we shall have to wait and see whether he agrees to put pen to paper in the coming weeks. Based on his display against Livingston, supporters will be very keen for him to stay.