Emerson Hyndman: My best Rangers experience came at Celtic Park
By Harvey Byrne
On loan midfielder Emerson Hyndman has shared that his best experience at Rangers was the club’s late goal against Celtic at Celtic Park.
The 21-year-old midfielder made the switch to Glasgow in January from Premier League side Bournemouth until the end of the season.
He has impressed during his time with the Gers and was named the young player of the year after featuring in 19 matches for the club, returning four goals and four assists.
Hyndman has started all of Rangers’ 12 league matches since he joined and of those includes a 1-1 draw against Celtic in March where he provided the assist for a late Clint Hill equaliser.
The young American has now revealed it to be his greatest experience since joining Rangers, as he spoke of his delight after playing in front of the club’s large and vocal support.
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“Anytime you play in front of 50,000 people in every home game you learn and we have unbelievable travelling fans too,” told Hyndman to the official Rangers website.
“That gives you that extra edge and boost which you need with you throughout your career.
“Playing games against Celtic and tough games like that is going to help me in the future.
“My best experience was our late goal at Celtic Park, they were on a great run and I don’t think anyone thought it was going to happen for us even though we’d had a good day.
“Just to get that goal right in front of the fans was unbelievable.”
Hyndman came through the academy at London club Fulham before joining Bournemouth last summer after his contract expired at the Cottagers.
He has since made three cup appearances for the Cherries, resulting in two defeats and one win against League Two outfit Morecambe in those outings, but he will be hoping the experience gained at Rangers can push him forward with three years remaining on his contract at Eddie Howe’s club.
In other Rangers news, Gers fans have raged following this Jim White Tweet after Sunday’s Celtic defeat.