Rangers manager Steven Gerrard praises midfielder Ryan Jack

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard in the dug out during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack’s performance at Ibrox on Thursday impressed Gers manager Steven Gerrard.

Ryan Jack of Rangers and Tomas Rogic of Celtic battle for possession during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in...

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has praised Ibrox defensive midfielder Ryan Jack to The Scottish Sun.

Liverpool legend Gerrard, who was appointed the Rangers manager earlier this summer, was pleased with the performance of Jack against FK Shkupi at Ibrox on Thursday evening.

The Scottish Premiership side got the better of Shkupi 2-0 at home in the first leg of the Europa League first round qualifier.

Jack did not start the match for Rangers, but the 26-year-old former Aberdeen defensive midfielder came on as a substitute in the 56th minute.

Rangers manager Gerrard was impressed with the performance of Jack and has spoken highly of him.

Gerrard told The Scottish Sun: “I thought Ryan was good and very professional. I thought we lacked a bit of discipline in the first half in the eight position. When he came on he gave us a calmness and made us pass and change the play.”

Ryan Jack of  Rangers goes close to scoring a second goal during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29,...

Quality player

Jack has been on the books of Rangers since the summer of 2017 after he left Scottish Premiership rivals Aberdeen.

The 26-year-old Scotland international defensive midfielder made 17 starts in the Scottish Premiership last season, providing two assists in the process, according to Transfermarkt.com.

The second leg of the tie will be held on Tuesday, and Rangers will be expected to win.

Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers looks on during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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