Hearts' Sean Clare could expose Rangers' mistake on Saturday

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers reportedly held talks with Sean Clare before the London-born midfielder joined Scottish Premiership rivals Hearts last summer.

Sean Clare of Hearts celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Heart of Midlothian and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden Park on...

Sean Clare is quickly becoming Hearts’ go-to man.

The Edinburgh outfit pulled off a real coup when they beat a whole host of clubs both north and south of the border to sign the coveted midfielder on a free transfer from Sheffield Wednesday last summer.

 

After a slow start to life at Tynecastle, Clare is going from strength to strength and showing what all the fuss was about.

The 21-year-old has scored six times since the turn of the year, his latest strike coming in Saturday’s 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final victory against Inverness.

Hearts should be confident that Clare maintains his red-hot form when Rangers come to town on Saturday. And the one-time Gillingham loanee will no doubt be keen to make an impression against one of the many clubs who tried to sign him in 2018.

Sean Clare of Gillingham in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Northampton Town at Priestfield Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Gillingham, .

TEAMtalk claimed that Rangers had held talks with the elegant central midfielder before he opted for a move to Craig Levein’s side instead. And, on current form, don’t bet against Clare showing the Gers what they are missing in typically stylish fashion.

The London-born youngster is getting better and better in Hearts colours and stopping him in full flow is easier said than done.

Sean Clare of Hearts applauds fans after the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Heart of Midlothian and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden Park on April 13, 2019 in Glasgow,...

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