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.
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.
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...
Ryan Hardie deserves a proper chance at us! Can’t be any worse than Herrera can he?— John Berry (@John_Berry94) February 17, 2018
Nice to see Ryan HARDIE on scoresheet for Livi today. I still think the boy has a chance at Rangers.— Tony Black (@TonyBlack1872) February 17, 2018
5 different managers haven't fancied Ryan hardie. That tells you it all, hes not good enough move on.— Jack ⚡ (@WatpJack) February 17, 2018
Great result Livingstone well done Ryan Hardie two goals today....keep up the good work young bear ⚪— Dee61 (@Dee61Dee) February 17, 2018
I've always said Ryan Hardie should be given a good chance at Rangers. He'll come good— Gregory Peg Leg (@GregW1983) February 17, 2018
My personal opinion is Ryan Hardie is championship level.— Graham Dorrans Loyal (@Dorrans_WATP) February 17, 2018
Ryan Hardie bangs in goals in the championship and isn't good enough for Rangers, yet Cummings who has only scored goals in the championship is somehow brilliant— Allan (@AllanRWhyte) February 17, 2018
2 goals for Ryan Hardie so far today... wonder if he’ll ever get a chance with us.— Grant (@Captain_Buns) February 17, 2018
ryan hardie again different toffee— Calum Love (@calumlove1872) February 17, 2018
Ryan Hardie doing bits again yet we chose Herrera over him— James (@1872James_) February 17, 2018
I said Ryan Hardie was probably done at Rangers unless he goes to Livi and singlehandedly drags them up from the Championship.— Foreign Rangers Fan (@KylEnsign) February 17, 2018
And he's just put Livi 2-1 (both goals) up at home to league leaders St Mirren.
Certainly giving himself every shot to come back.
Stop this ryan hardie talk again championship is his level end of nowhere near good enough for the spl— Jp (@john_p72) February 17, 2018