Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he thinks January signing Scott Wright will make a bigger impact next season when he has had time to settle in at the club.
The 23-year-old has yet to make his first start for the Light Blues since he moved to Ibrox from Aberdeen but Gerrard says they have a long-term plan in place for the winger:
“He’s a project, Scott, and he’s one we’re getting ready for next season. But having said that we can still see his talent and we’re getting a contribution from him. We’ve had some injuries at the top end of the pitch and a few people have gone out on loan to get games. So he’s contributing really well at the moment and he’s on the verge of getting starts, for sure. I think that he has earned that.”
As Gerrard mentions, Wright has already made a good impact when he has been given chances off the bench. He won the penalty in the dying moments of the game against Antwerp, with Cedric Itten slotting away the spot-kick to seal a 5-2 win in the second leg of the Europa League tie.
The midfielder had already made three substitute appearances in the league against the likes of Hamilton, Kilmarnock and Dundee United, but he wasn’t utilised in the 1-0 victory against Livingston on Wednesday evening. He will be hoping for more game time versus St Mirren this weekend.