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Alan Stubbs believes Steven Gerrard will be disappointed with Ovie Ejaria

head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Alan Stubbs has offered his thoughts on Rangers summer signing Ovie Ejaria ending his loan spell early.

9th December 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Rangers; Jesse Curran of Dundee strides past Ovie Ejaria of Rangers

Alan Stubbs believes Ovie Ejaria's decision to terminate his loan spell at Rangers early is a 'slap in the face' of manager Steven Gerrard

As reported by Sky Sports, the 21-year-old Liverpool loanee ended his season-long loan at Ibrox, with Gerrard stating that the club's summer signing was 'unsettled' in Glasgow. 


London-born Ejaria featured regularly under Gerrard's stewardship, playing 28 games in all competitions, scoring two goals and supplying one assist. 


But former Everton man Stubbs was left unimpressed with Ejaria's decision to return to Anfield as he stated that Gerrard will be 'let down' by the Liverpool player.  

“I think it is a bit of a slap in the face for Steven an all” Stubbs told BT Sport as posted on their official Periscope account. “Steven has brought him and he’s let him down by wanting to go back. It seems a really odd one, to be honest.”

Prior to joining Rangers, Ejaria spent five months on loan at then-Championship side Sunderland before their relegation to the third tier of English football. 

Ovie Ejaria of Sunderland celebrates the scoring opening goal during he Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wonderers at Stadium of Light on May 6, 2018 in...

Ejaria's absence at Rangers will now leave a big hole in the middle of the park for Gerrard's side as they aim to win the Scottish Premiership title. 

The Gers were held to a goalless draw at Hibernian on Wednesday night, with leaders Celtic reclaiming top spot after their impressive 3-0 win over Motherwell. 

Rangers will now prepare for three games in nine days, starting with a trip to St Johnstone on Sunday and ending the year with a home clash against Old Firm rivals Celtic. 

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic and Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers shake hands during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on...

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