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Rangers summer target Jamie Walker enduring disastrous run of form

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha elected against bringing the talented winger to Ibrox and it looks smart for now.

Jamie Walker of Hearts scores a goal from a penalty rebound during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Heart of Midlothian FC and St Johnstone FC at Tynecastle Stadium on...

In the summer, if you told Hearts fans that Rangers target Jamie Walker would have no goals and no assists in his first nine games of the 2017-18 campaign then they probably would have laughed at you for such an outrageous suggestion.

After all, the 25-year-old was a major player for them last season and 12 goals in 28 Premiership starts - more than Patrick Roberts - proved as much.

Jamie Walker of Hearts celebrates his goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic on August 7, 2016 in Glasgow, Edinburgh.

But that is the reality for Walker and Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha is now looking slightly better than he did in August when he refused to be held to ransom for him.

It was the summer transfer saga in Scotland and in the end Caixinha wouldn't go above £600,000 for the man whom Hearts wanted £1 million for.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is seen prior to the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Walker's form is very peculiar based on how brilliant he was last season and you wonder whether his failed move to Rangers has caused his morale to plummet which manifests itself in such a disappointing start to the season.

It was a very exciting summer for the Gers on the transfer front and it wouldn't be unthinkable to wonder whether the winger - out of contract in the summer - was hugely disappointed not to join Caixinha's revolution at Ibrox.

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