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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard got exactly the right reaction out of Sheyi Ojo last week

Sheyi Ojo of Rangers vies with Steven Whittaker of Hibernian during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Rangers attacker was rested for a recent trip to Denmark but was in lethal form at Ibrox on Sunday.

Sheyi Ojo of Rangers vies with Steven Whittaker of Hibernian during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers attacker Sheyi Ojo has admitted he was 'a bit annoyed' to not be selected for last week's trip to face Midtjylland in UEFA Europa League action, The Scottish Sun report.

The attacking midfielder, who moved from Liverpool on loan for the season this summer, has been impressive in his initial showings for Steven Gerrard's team.

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The Gers boss took the decision to bench him for last week's first leg against the Danes though, with the player having to settle for just eight minutes of action after coming off as a late substitute.

Slightly miffed at being denied the opportunity to play, Ojo has revealed it was then a motivating factor for his sparkling display against Hibernian on Sunday.

 

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the 22-year-old said: "To be honest, I didn’t play the first leg because I was rested. I was a bit annoyed because I want to be out there playing. I was eager.

"I spoke to the manager before the weekend and once I knew I was playing I was determined to show what I can do — and I managed to do that.

"It was just an example to all the players that when you get the chance you’ve got to take it."

Gerrard clearly got the perfect reaction out of the player because he was one of the stand-outs against the Edinburgh side.

Sheyi Ojo of Rangers celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the Europa League Second Qualifying round first leg match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at Ibrox Stadium on...

Drifting from central positions to the right wing and back inside again, Paul Heckingbottom's defence couldn't cope with the player for large portions of the Scottish Premiership encounter.

He tested goalkeeper Ofir Marciano on a number of occasions, including a fierce shot that was parried into the path of Jermain Defoe to slot home. He would later directly assist the veteran striker before scoring himself to round off the 6-1 rout.

The loan spell is a huge opportunity for Ojo and he seems intent on making the most of it.

He'll now be hoping to retain his place in the team for tonight's visit of Midtjylland at Ibrox.

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