Gio finds the Wright stuff as Rangers winger sparkles

Gio finds the Wright stuff as Rangers winger sparkles
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 04: Scott Wright of Rangers is seen during the William Hill Scottish Cup Third Round match between Rangers and Cove Rangers on April 04, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The rise of Scott Wright in recent times hasn’t gone unnoticed by Rangers fans, and the winger has become something of a cult hero among the faithful.

Making two starts under Gio, and frankly making the most of them when given that chance, the ex-Aberdeen man is well-liked for his industry, pace, guts, and work ethic. He also does have the beating of a man thanks to his quick-moving pistons and he’s certainly a useful tool used in the right way.

And therein is the brilliance of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

The Dutch boss understands and knows already Wrighty’s limitations, and he deploys the attacker for his strengths, against the right opponents in the right system.

Take Lyon, and that shock start for the winger. An unknown quantity to the French, Wright was able to get some joy because he was so alien to them, and of course he scored the opening goal to boot.

Then we have St Mirren – a very limited bread and butter SPL team. Wright’s pace was able to find pockets of space and drag defenders around, while also exploiting space others made – it made him effective against a team of that modest quality.

And this is how Wright will excel. He is not of the standard of Ryan Kent, an on-song Ianis Hagi or a grafting and clinical Kemar Roofe, but when used as a bit of an ace up a sleeve, or used in a system which plays to his strengths, he can stand out as either a surprise package or against a side of modest quality.

He’s a decent, honourable, and hard working player, even if he’s not quite ‘Rangers Standard’.

But then, Kirk Broadfoot wasn’t, and going back a bit further, Davie MacPherson wasn’t, and neither was Stuart Munro. But they were – because great Rangers managers knew how to use these players to their own contribution levels, and that’s how Wright is being maximised as well.

Gio is raising everyone, and Wright benefits like anyone else.

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  1. I love it here at I.N and dont even bother with the papers anymore. But this is one we disagree on. I think he is good enough for us and i also think weve still to see the best of him. With more games i think we will. I do agree Kents better. But i also think Wright’s better than just a squad player. Hopefully be proves me correct after this annoying break lol.

    • If Gio can make a man of him and turn him into a Rangers Standard winger, we’ll happily kowtow to that. Our concern is that he was only a fringe player at Aberdeen, so what makes him good enough for Rangers?

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