Rangers loanee Ryan Hardie reacts on Twitter after making return

9th September 2017, Ibrox Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Rangers versus Dundee; General view of Ibrox, home of Rangers

Glasgow Rangers starlet Ryan Hardie scored on his return to the starting lineup after a nightmare spell for the Ibrox youngster.

Czech Republic's Alex Kral (R) vies with Scotland's forward Ryan Hardie during the Under 21 international football third place match Czech Republic vs Scotland at the de Lattre-de-Tassigny...

Rangers youngster Ryan Hardie has taken to Twitter to express his delight at marking his return to the starting lineup with a goal as his nightmare spell with injury appears to be behind him.

Livingston fans have had to wait patiently to see the Gers youngster feature in the starting XI following his return to the club on loan in the summer. He has been injured for much of the previous seven months, but made his return in midweek.

 

And the Rangers ace made his first start since April as Livi took on St Mirren, and he marked the occasion in dream style as he scored the home side's second goal in the 3-1 win.

The goal made the score 2-1 with just over 25 minutes remaining, and he was almost immediately substituted as he continues to work his way back towards full fitness.

Ryan Hardie of St Mirren misses a fine chance during the match beTFRED Cup Group Stage match between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

Understandably, Hardie could not hide his excitement on social media after the full-time whistle as Livi moved themselves up to sixth in the Scottish Premiership, five points behind Steven Gerrard's men.

Hardie will right now probably just be looking to enjoy a lot more luck when it comes to his fitness over the coming months, but Rangers fans will be hoping to see plenty of goals from the striker before he returns to Ibrox in the summer.

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Here is Hardie's tweet following his return to the scoresheet...

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