Scott Wright made his first start for Rangers in the Scottish Cup over Easter weekend and the reviews have been unanimous, we have a player on our hands.
Playing the role of Ryan Kent perfectly, he was finding pockets of space, turning defenders inside out and more importantly, creating chances for team-mates, his only disappointment being that he didn’t get on the scoresheet himself.
Former Light Blues midfielder and current Dundee skipper, Charlie Adam, has praised Wright’s start to life at Ibrox and feels that the 23-year old has given Steven Gerrard plenty to think about in the coming weeks, as reported by The Scottish Sun:
“I do think he’s putting a little bit of doubt in the manager’s thoughts.
“That’s what the manager will be coming out and saying, ‘When I give these lads an opportunity I want them to show me why I brought them to the football club’.
“Scott Wright definitely done that and he’ll definitely get some game time between now and the end of the season.
“Rangers don’t have a lot to play for in the league other than trying to get as many points as they can.
“But the Scottish Cup in two weeks time is a huge game – and this is why Scott Wright wanted to join Rangers.
“It’s a big football club that wants to win trophies and he should be proud of his performance because he definitely showed he’s a good player.”
Wright has already shown that he is a definite upgrade on Brandon Barker and Jordan Jones, he fits our system perfectly and as Adam says, looks as though he has been here longer than a matter of weeks.
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As with Kent when he first arrived, it will take time to get used to the movements of his team-mates but there is no doubt, once he gets going we are going to have a real player on our hands giving Gerrard a welcome selection headache in the process.