Rangers fans debate Ryan Hardie's future after brace

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers-owned forward Ryan Hardie is enjoying a promising loan spell away from Ibrox.

Ryan Hardie of St Mirren misses a fine chance during the match beTFRED Cup Group Stage match between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

Rangers fans have taken to Twitter in the wake of Livingston's win over St Mirren on Saturday to debate whether Ryan Hardie still has a future at Ibrox after he inspired the victory.

After being on the periphery of the first-team throughout the first-half of the season, Hardie left Rangers during the January transfer window, joining Livi on loan for the rest of the campaign.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And he has made a brilliant start to life with David Hopkin's team, scoring four goals in as many games for the high-flyers. And it was his latest display that really caught the eye and prompted a huge amount of debate amongst the Gers fans on social media.

League leaders St Mirren took the lead inside two minutes, but Hardie quickly scored twice to turn the game on its head, including a volley that put the home side ahead. He also hit the crossbar as he went in search of his hat-trick.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The goals have led to something of a disagreement amongst the Rangers fans. Some believe that his run of form shows why he deserves another chance to make the grade at Ibrox, while others remain unconvinced that he is good enough for the Gers.

The form of Eduardo Herrera and the general lack of options available to Graeme Murty arguably mean that Hardie's form should not go unnoticed by his parent club.

But one fan made a very interesting point that several Rangers managers have now overlooked the young forward and that should be a bigger indicator regarding his potential than goals in the second tier.

Here is the best of the reaction to Hardie's brace in the 4-1 win...

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