Liam Kelly urges Rangers man Ryan Hardie to rejoin Livingston on Instagram

Ryan Hardie (C) of Scotland misses a chance at goal during the UEFA Under17 European Championship 2014 group B match between Scotland and Portugal at Gozo Stadium Xewkija on May 9, 2014 in...

Hardie was recalled by Rangers this month from Livingston.

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...

Liam Kelly has demanded Rangers striker Ryan Hardie returns to Livingston this month after the player was recalled by Steven Gerrard, and the goalkeeper has given Hardie "three days".

Hardie, 21, has been on fire for Livi of late, scoring five goals in just seven Scottish Premiership appearances after finally recovering from a long-term foot injury and returning to action with Gary Holt's side.

 

His form has been so impressive, though, that Hardie was recalled by Gerrard and he joined Rangers on their mid-season training camp trip to Tenerife. It allowed Gerrard to take a look at the Rangers academy product.

Talks are reportedly ongoing between Rangers and Livi, with the newly-promoted side looking to take him on loan again until the end of the season. Kelly, who played with Hardie at Rangers, is desperate to have him back.

Kelly And Hardie IG Comments

Hardie, who has played 17 times for Rangers' senior side and scored two goals, was loaned to Livi last season. He was crucial in their promotion to the top flight, and has since starred at the Tony Macaroni Stadium.

Rangers are hardly light in the final third, after completing the signing of 57-time England international Jermain Defoe. He joins Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty as options up front - meaning Hardie is likely to be fourth choice.

Livi and Rangers have two weeks to agree a deal, with the January transfer window slamming shut at 11pm on January 31.

11th November 2018, Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Livingston versus Celtic; Liam Kelly of Livingston watches as Celtic build an attack

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