Glasgow Rangers youngster Zak Rudden impressed the Ibrox faithful with a hat-trick on international duty.
Peter Lovenkrands joined a number of Rangers fans in responding to Zak Rudden’s tweet after the Gers youngster inspired Scotland’s under-19 side to a 4-0 win against Cyprus.
The 19-year-old bagged a hat-trick as the Scots picked up the emphatic win. It was actually his Rangers teammate Glenn Middleton who scored the other goal as the youngsters sealed the impressive victory ahead of their clash with Portugal on Tuesday.
Unsurprisingly, Rudden was quick to take to social media following his treble. But the teenager was keen to pay tribute to his teammates for helping provide the platform for him to score the hat-trick.
And in response, Rudden received a number of messages from the fans, including plenty which made reference to a particular comment he previously made about his task simply being to score goals.
Rangers coach Lovenkrands was amongst those to praise the forward on Twitter, while several supporters suggested that they are looking forward to seeing Rudden back involved at Ibrox and potentially pushing for a chance in Steven Gerrard’s side.
The striker has scored 10 goals out on loan with Falkirk this season. And now he is also bagging goals at international level, it may perhaps be becoming harder for his parent club to overlook how well he is doing ahead of the summer.
Here is Rudden’s tweet as well as the responses…
Unreal performance from the boys thanks to them got my first hatty for Scotland ⚽️ https://t.co/t3gqLSicFC— Zak Rudden (@zakorudden) March 23, 2019
Absolutely brilliant! Well done— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) March 23, 2019
Congratulations on the hat trick young man – all the extra training and learning from the coaches is paying off. Your family must be well chuffed!— DFW Ger (@Dubai_Ger) March 23, 2019
See what happens when there’s Rangers players in the squad superb— Bryan Haggarty (@BryanHaggarty) March 23, 2019
Rangers players playing for Scotland equals success— Graham Kennedy (@Grahamkennedy81) March 24, 2019
Hopefully the first of many for you— (@bluenosebear48) March 23, 2019
Well done hopefully you will be bagging hat- tricks for the Rangers first team next season!— Fiona W (@fio_w) March 23, 2019
Congrats Zak— ewan morrison (@ewanmo1982) March 23, 2019
You’re no real just mate. Keep it up. Cannae wait to see you in that first team shirt at Ibrox— John B (@VicVinegar75) March 23, 2019