“Played for the team he loves” – but it wasn’t enough

“Played for the team he loves” – but it wasn’t enough
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 22: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC and Greg Stewart of Rangers FC interact following their victory in the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on August 22, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

When Rangers originally confirmed Greg Stewart’s arrival, Ibrox Noise was one of the few groups/sites to think this would be a truly outstanding signing – that he’d be a lot better than fans gave him credit for, and this was finally the club he’d show his true self in.

While Stewart gave it his all, it’s true that his spell in Govan didn’t really work out. He still amassed a decent 33 appearances in two seasons, which is a tonne more than many of us will, with a respectable 7 assists and 3 goals, but ultimately that’s a slightly substandard squad player.

Was he given a chance? Ibrox Noise’s Kevin doesn’t think so, but there was the inescapable reality that Greg Stewart, without a single Scotland cap to his name probably wasn’t quite at a high enough level to be more regular.

He was like many of the players in seasons gone by – your Andy Hallidays, your Jason Holts etc – good enough to fill in now and then but not any more than that.

But like Halliday he was one of us through and through and got to play for the team he loves.

He did himself proud, he put in shifts where he could and he never let the club down.

He can certainly leave with his head high but he was of an era which was nowhere near as strong as Rangers are now.

Even to be in our squad you have to be of top quality, and sadly, it’s clear he isn’t.

Good luck to him!

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  1. Excellent young man who comes from a good family 100% Rangers through and through. I hope he gets fixed up as he has a lot to offer. I wish him all the very best.

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