By Harvey Byrne
Niko Kranjcar scored a special goal for Rangers against Linfield on Saturday, and supporters of the Gers took to Twitter to applaud him.
The Scottish giants faced the Northern Irish club in a testimonial match for Linfield midfielder James Mulgrew, and won the match convincingly in a 7-0 victory.
Four goals from Kenny Miller as well as goals from Kranjcar, Joe Garner and Rob Kiernan ensured a victory for the Gers in the testimonial match, and fans of the club were especially happy with Kranjcar’s strike.
— BBC SPORT NI (@BBCSPORTNI) September 3, 2016
Here are a selection of fan messages on Twitter after the goal.
5-0 half time ! Magnificent strike from Kranjcar ! Believe me it's breathtaking ??
— TM not a trade mark (@TomCommentator) September 3, 2016
Decent strike from Kranjcar, be nice if he done the same next weekend as well.
— Darren Main (@MaveMUFC) September 3, 2016
Surprise. Niko Kranjcar with a worldie. Another next week would be magnificent. ??
— West Mids Loyal (@YardleyLoyal) September 3, 2016
Kranjcar do that next week against the tims??⚽️
— Callum (@__CallumRFC) September 3, 2016
What a hit Niko Kranjcar?? More of that next week against the bead rattlers?
— Brett McKenzie (@BrettMcKenzie91) September 3, 2016
Kranjcar with a worldie, evading a challenge before finding the top corner from 25 yards
— BluesNews (@BluesNews1886) September 3, 2016
Take a bow Niko Kranjcar
— Willie Ewing (@WillieEwing1872) September 3, 2016
Rangers face fierce rivals Celtic in the Premiership next and many fans have called on Kranjcar to do the same next week.
The 32-year-old Croatia international moved to the Scottish giants earlier in the summer following a release from America with the New York Cosmos.
He has had a long and illustrious career playing for Tottenham, Portsmouth and QPR, winning the 2007/08 FA Cup with the south coast club.
Kranjcar has looked to cement himself in the Rangers side following his move and he has featured in all nine of the Scottish side’s matches in the new campaign.
In other Rangers team news, Mark Warburton expects both Martyn Waghorn and Philippe Senderos to play in next weekend’s Old Firm derby.