By Harvey Byrne

Emerson Hyndman thanked Rangers fans for their “amazing support” on Twitter on Monday evening after making his first appearance for the club.

Hyndman, 20, became the Gers’ first January signing last week after completing a loan move from Premier League outfit Bournemouth.

He waited just six days before making his first outing for Scottish giants, entering the pitch after 45 minutes in Sunday’s clash with RasenBallsport Leipzig.

He was unable to make a difference in the encounter with Mark Warburton’s side suffering a heavy 4-0 defeat in Germany.

However, the Gers were backed by 8,000 fans in Leipzig and Hyndman was keen to pay tribute to them on his personal Twitter account on Monday evening.

Hyndman has joined Warburton’s side’s midfield after summer midfielder signings Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar have failed to have an impact at the club for various reasons.

He has already been capped by the United States national team at his young age, while also boasting 31 senior appearances for Fulham and Bournemouth respectively.

His impressive form at Cottagers tempted the Cherries into bringing him in once his contract ran out with the second tier side and he will now be keen to show off his talents in Scotland.

In other Rangers news, David Weir has outlined the qualities  Jon Toral will bring to the Gers.

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