Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty opened the scoring for Hearts in their crunch Edinburgh derby clash with bitter rivals Hibs on Wednesday night – and Gers fans were delighted to see the ex-Ibrox star hit the net and urged incoming manager Steven Gerrard to sign the 30-year-old.

A win for the Jambos over Neil Lennon’s side would leave Hibs three points behind the Gers going into Sunday’s final day clash between the sides at Easter Road on Sunday and leave the capital side needing to win by at least six clear goals to overtake the Gers in the table.

Gers fans were left drooling with the striker’s 25th-minute striker – with one saying the would have the Northern Ireland international back at Ibrox “any day” after scoring a goal that could practically secure the Light Blues’ place in next season’s Europa League.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/TheFamousRFC/status/994297578731819008

https://twitter.com/Mad_Dog_Watp/status/994294701992894465

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Lafferty joined the Gers from Burnley for £3.75million in 2008 and made 134 appearances for the Light Blues before leaving Ibrox in 2012 to join Swiss side FC Sion.

The 30-year-old won three Scottish titles, two Scottish League Cups and a Scottish Cup during his four years with the Gers.

Lafferty returned to Scottish football at the start of the season when he joined Hearts, scoring 19 times in 41 appearances for the Jambos in all competitions.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are firmly in the running to sign this Premier League enforcer who has put his £4.5million mansion up for sale ahead of summer move.

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