Rangers boss Steven Gerrard seems to be doing everything right so far in the short time he has managed the Gers so far.

But he might have made his first error as Gers boss by allowing Ryan Hardie to return to Livingston on loan.

The 21-year-old striker, who spent the last six months on loan at the newly promoted Scottish Premiership side, has returned to the Lions on a year long loan-deal, as confirmed by the Gers’ website.

The hitman, who scored eight goals for Livingston last season, will now get the chance to pit himself against the best players in Scotland.

But perhaps, with the Gers’ striker issues, it would have made more sense to give him a chance at Ibrox?

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The Light Blues really do need another striker in to support Alfredo Morelos, and even if signings are made, Hardie could have been a useful player to have in the squad.

The Gers hierarchy of Gerrard and director of football Mark Allen must rate the player, as he recently signed a contract extension at Ibrox until 2019.

But they would surely learn more about the player working with him everyday rather than scouts watching him once a week for Livingston.

Perhaps if he is a standout in the first-half of the season, the Gers will look to bring Hardie back to Ibrox in January.

If they can’t do that, it is anyone’s guess what happens to his Gers career.

In other Rangers news, Steven Gerrard is set to hold talks with a defender

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