Rangers fans still want Liverpool man Ovie Ejaria on a permanent basis

Spartak Moscow's Russian defender Nikolai Rasskazov (C) vies with Rangers' English midfielder Ovie Ejaria during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Spartak...

Liverpool loanee Ejaria's form has dipped of late with Rangers.

Denis Glushakov (L) of Spartak Moscow is challenged by Ovie Ejaria of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Spartak Moscow and Rangers at Spartak Stadium on November...

Ovie Ejaria's form for Rangers has been somewhat up and down. Struggling to begin with, the Liverpool loanee wowed fans in late August and for the next couple of months, but has slowly started to decline again.

The 20-year-old scored the all important goal against FC Ufa to help Rangers qualify for the Europa League group stage and also found the back of the net in the 3-3 draw with Motherwell.

 

His ability to connect the midfield and attack from deep was praised by fans and Steven Gerrard alike, who described the England Under-21 international as "excellent" following the first-leg win overt Ufa.

But in recent matches, the £2,000-a-week midfielder (Spotrac) has stuttered, which was evident in the 4-3 loss to Spartak Moscow on Thursday night in Rangers' Group B Europa League outing.

Ovie Ejaria of Rangers controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Spartak Moscow at Ibrox Stadium on October 25, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Ejaria, who was replaced in injury time by Gareth McAuley, was only sixth highest in pass completion rate - which WhoScored claim was just 72.4 per cent, behind the likes of Nikola Katic, Lassana Coulibaly and Alfredo Morelos.

It was a disappointing display from a player that is so highly-rated, but fans took to Twitter to express their desire to see their club sign him on a permanent basis - with the knowledge that he is struggling at the moment.

Ovie Ejaria of Rangers takes a look around the pitch prior to the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Rangers at Hampden Park on October 28, 2018 in Glasgow,...

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