Will Rangers regret not moving for Emerson Hyndman?

Emerson Hyndman of Rangers (R) and Scott Brown of Celtic (L) battle for possession during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12,...

Former Rangers midfielder Hyndman has joined Hibernian on loan.

Emerson Hyndman of Rangers is tackled by Jozo Simunovic of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi-Final between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in...

Bournemouth midfielder Emerson Hyndman joined Neil Lennon's Hibernian in the final days of the transfer window on a season-long loan, replacing John McGinn - but could Rangers regret not re-signing the American?

McGinn, 23, moved down south to join Championship outfit Aston Villa despite plenty of interest from Scottish champions Celtic. He was immediately replaced by Lennon with the signing of Hyndman.

The USA international played for Rangers during the second half of the 2016-17 season, being signed by Mark Warburton and then impressing under Pedro Caixinha.

 

Hyndman played 17 times during his short stint at Ibrox, turning out 17 times and producing a decent return from the middle of the park of four goals and four assists.

Rangers have plenty of options in the middle of the park, but to some degree they lack a player that can connect the midfield and attack other than loan signing Lassana Coulibaly, who scored against Maribor on Thursday night.

The sale of Josh Windass sees Rangers lose a number 10, after he left the Gers to join Wigan Athletic on deadline day for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.5million plus add-ons.

9th August 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Europa League football third qualifying round, 1st leg, Hibernian versus Molde FK; Emerson Hyndman of Hibernian heads the ball as he...

So, could Rangers regret failing to land Hyndman? His quality - which he showed at Ibrox - suggests so. With the Gers lacking in many options like Hyndman, it is clear that deciding to overlook rivalling Hibs could come back to haunt them.

What could make Rangers fans regret their club's decision to ignore Hyndman would be if the midfielder impresses when the two sides meet in late October. A Hyndman masterclass would have Rangers fans ruing their former star.

Emerson Hyndman of Rangers celebrates after Clint Hill of Rangers scores during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in...

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