'Get their finger out' - Rangers fans beg board to agree terms with young hot shot
Rangers striker Ryan Hardie has been prolific while on loan with Championship side Livingston in the second-half of the season – and Gers fans are desperate to see the 21-year-old sign a new contract at Ibrox before his existing one ends in the summer.
Hardie helped the Lions to second-place in the Championship and could fire them to the Scottish Premiership via the playoffs before his loan deal comes to an end.
The Scotland Under-21 international has hit the net seven times in 14 appearances at the Tony Macaroni Arena and it has Rangers fans crying out for the Gers to give him a new contract – with one fan questioning why he was not given a chance in the first team.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Hopefully you'll be knocking the goals in for @RangersFC next season if the board get their finger out and get ya a new contract. Be a shame til lose another promising young talent #RangersFamily #WATP
— Boardy (@db_gers784) April 22, 2018
Hopefully the next manager will realise your ability and you’ll get a run of games at Ibrox.
— Balloo-the-Bear (@btb1912) April 22, 2018
Proud of u wee man hope to see u back in a gers strip someday ????⚪️???? glad to see u doing well ana x
— ✨vix✨ (@vixen_1) April 21, 2018
All those goals in the championship makes you wonder why Ryan Hardie wasn't given a chance when we were down there, We may have came up the first time
— Craig Smith (@csljm84) April 22, 2018
He’s definitely talented he just couldn’t score in a brothel. Like I said I’m tired of sticking up for him. I’m also not a fan of Cummings I really don’t think he’s the class we need. Would like to see Ryan Hardie up front next season and a 2nd striker brung in with him.
— (Arran) (@ArranRit1872) April 21, 2018
Cummings missing that sitter that will be people calling for him to be dropped now up steps Ryan Hardie ????
— Bradley ???????? (@BradleyRfc) April 22, 2018
Please @RangersFC stick this lad up front next season!
— (Arran) (@ArranRit1872) April 22, 2018
Hardie is Livingston’s top league goalscorer this season with eight strikes in the Championship to help the West Lothian side into the playoffs.
The striker has made 17 appearances for the first-team at Ibrox after breaking into the side under Ally McCoist in 2014.
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With Kenny Miller and Alfredo Morelos both looking likely to leave the Gers in the summer and Jason Cummings’ future up in the air, Hardie could get his chance next season at Ibrox although with no contract offer officially on the table yet, the striker could yet join the expected exodus at the end of the season.
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