Rangers senior ace: I know Premier League club are keeping tabs on me
By Alex Stevens
Emerson Hyndman has delivered a major blow to Rangers supporters by revealing that he fully intends to return to parent club Bournemouth in the summer.
The central midfielder, 21, has made a huge impact at Ibrox since joining from the Premier League outfit in January on a loan deal that runs for the remainder of the campaign.
Hyndman has scored four goals and supplied four assists in 15 appearances, including a stunning assist in the 2-0 Scottish Premiership win against Partick Thistle last weekend.
Despite making such a favourable impression in Glasgow, Hyndman revealed he wants to return to Bournemouth in the summer and make a strong push for a place in the starting line-up.
The USA international explained that he has been using his spell at Rangers as a stepping stone to a regular Premier League role.
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He told Goal: “That was the goal when I came here, to get playing time and find my form and earn experience to help me in England.
“I know Bournemouth has been keeping tabs on me and I feel good about competing for next season.
“I was really excited to make this move to Rangers because it came at a good time.
“I needed games, and it’s such a big club as well. It was really exciting to have the opportunity to play in pressure situations in front of big crowds.”
Hyndman was advised by Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, who had selected the former Fulham player just three times in the opening half of the season, to move out temporarily to get regular game time.
“When I heard about the Rangers interest it really excited me,” the playmaker added to Goal.
“The manager told me I deserved games at some point in the season, so when that opportunity came I jumped to grab it.”
Hyndman has revived his career in recent months but there is little hope of him returning to Ibrox next season.
In other Rangers news, a midfielder deal has been secured after terms were agreed.