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“Come back and flourish” – BT Sport pundit on Amad Diallo to Rangers

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Amad Diallo made a very fast impact on his Rangers debut at Ross County, but it didn’t get much better after that during his loan spell last season.

There were the lows at Parkhead and Tannadice whilst he finished on a bright note in the Scottish Cup final, with a start against Hearts. Dispite the overall disappointment on how the January move panned out, former Ranger and current BT Sport pundit Alan Hutton feels that the Ivorian should look for a return to Glasgow to push on.

He told Football Insider:

“…he got thrown into the deep end a little bit against Celtic and he got lost. I don’t think he maybe realised how big a fixture it was.”

“I did feel for him because there is a great player there, it’s just about showing it on a consistent basis and I don’t think we quite saw that for someone so young so it would be nice to see him come back and flourish and show the player he actually can be.”

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Amad netted in both games against Ross County and Dundee United at Ibrox, as the Premiership season was played out.

Some doubters suggested that without pressure, the Ivorian was able to contribute but not so much when the demand and expectation was abound in the big games. The truth is probably somewhere in between.

The multi-million signing from Atalanta clearly has quality, but without consistency it is hard to predict what the outcome will be of his serious potential. He will be assessed by the incumbent Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford, but early murmurs suggest he is not part of the first-team picture just now.

Another loan at Ibrox, this time for 12 or 18 months could provide an element of stability and a chance for game time in an environment the player is familiar with.

If that transpires, expect Rangers to get a call with the potential of a return open.

“Amad Diallo naturally wants playing time and is open for another loan. Has been in dialogue with Ten Hag, but nothing decided yet.”

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