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Kyle Lafferty can justify decision to sign for Rangers this week

11th August 2018, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Kyle Lafferty celebrates his goal which made it 1-0

Glasgow Rangers ace Kyle Lafferty is expected to feature in Spain this week.

Kyle Lafferty of Rangers is seen during the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Play Off match between Rangers and FC Ufa at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has a chance to justify his move to his former club this week.

Lafferty is currently in a strange position, seeing the club he left behind flying high above Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

Hearts have a 100 per cent record and are the division's surprise leaders.

 

If Craig Levein's side can go on to mount a title challenge, Lafferty could be criticised for not sticking around to play his part and missing out.

The lure of joining former club Rangers was too strong for him to resist, and this week he can prove it is a smart football decision he made, not just an emotional one.

11th August 2018, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Kyle Lafferty celebrates his goal which made it 1-0

Rangers are playing in the Europa League group stages, and have an exciting match up against Villarreal.

This is a real chance for Lafferty to test himself at a new level, and he will continue to get opportunities in five more group stage matches.

Win, lose or draw, the opportunity enough is reason to justify Lafferty's switch, and a strong individual performance will further underline why he made his decision.

Irrespective of what Hearts are able to go on and achieve, Lafferty can show why Rangers was too good an opportunity for him to turn down.

Kyle Lafferty of Rangers and Alfredo Morelos of Rangers look dejected following their sides defeat in during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park...

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