Rangers midfielder Ianis Hagi made a welcome return as a second-half substitute against Livingston on Wednesday night.
The Romanian international had been sidelined since the last international break due to virus protocols but he made an instant impact after coming on at half-time in the League Cup tie.
Hagi replaced Scott Wright at the interval, and within three minutes he had set up Kemar Roofe to score the opening goal on the night. Supporters on Twitter were delighted with the 22-year-old’s performance on his comeback:
We missed him 💙
— Dawn Carmichael (@DawnxCarmichael) September 23, 2021
What a man 😍💙
— Laura 💙 (@LaurzieJayx12) September 23, 2021
The Romanian Prince
— Stephen (@HayRfc) September 23, 2021
Made it happen, as opposed to waiting for it
— Philip Sinclair (@philipjsinclair) September 23, 2021
Was the difference! Welcome back 🔥🇬🇧
— Paul (@Paultho112) September 23, 2021
Seems to have added a bit of physicality to his game. Like it a lot!
— Adamski007 (@smitzer007) September 23, 2021
The difference when he came on
— Allan Stewart (@AllanSt43881189) September 23, 2021
announce lifetime contract
— aimie (@aimiewashere) September 23, 2021
It has been a constant theme in recent weeks with the Light Blues lacking a spark in the final third of the pitch, and it will be hoped that Hagi’s return will help improve the Steven Gerrard side’s attacking play in upcoming matches.
The playmaker has undoubtedly been missed and he will be keen to make up for lost time after missing the last two league fixtures.