If one player emerged as having had a very decent performance v County and giving his manager something to think about, it was the excellent Ianis Hagi.
Rated an 8 by your very own Ibrox Noise, the Romanian had the brightest match he’s enjoyed for some time, but despite his excellent attacking contribution (5 shots) and an assist, it was what he did in a defensive mode which shows the guts of the boy.
3 tackles for an attacker is an outstanding return and no player outside any defender managed to get more of the ball in the match than the former Genk man.
Ibrox Noise enjoys a large Romanian audience thanks to the attacker, and there has been much grinding of teeth from them over his lack of involvement in recent times, but thanks to his run of appearances most recently, and his improving displays, our eastern friends are much happier.
And we’re seeing the quality of Hagi bloom just like it did in February/March last year.
It seems the lad is settling at last, and getting as comfortable with his own skin as he is the league.
As you can also see, his positioning is much tighter, and he’s playing more centrally as well, managing to have an influence behind the attack, where he’s most effective.
But who knew just how good he’d be defensively too?
Hagi is growing in stature, developing, and if he keeps on this path, Rangers will have no desire whatsoever to sell him to anyone, never mind Lazio or Real Madrid.
Rangers fans love our players with guts and fighting for the jersey.
Since arriving, Hagi has done nothing but.
Now he’s reaping the rewards.