Paul Warne praises Rangers-owned Jake Hastie

Paul Warne of Rotherham United during the Carabao Cup Second Round match at The New York Stadium on August 28, 2019 in Rotherham, England.

Jake Hastie joined Rotherham United on loan from Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers this summer.

Jake Hastie of Rangers in action during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and St Joseph at Ibrox Stadium on July 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.Jake Hastie of Rangers

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne has praised Rangers-owned winger Jake Hastie for his performance against Doncaster Rovers.

Hastie, who joined Rotherham on loan from Steven Gerrard’s Rangers in the summer transfer window, was in action against Doncaster away from home in League One in England on Saturday afternoon.

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The 20-year-old winger started out wide against Doncaster and was involved in the game very much, especially in the opening stages with his set-pieces.

The Scotland Under-21 international opened the scoring in the 37th minute with a wonderful free kick, and later he also provided a brilliant cross.

 

Warne decided to take off Hastie in the 76th minute, and after the match, he spoke highly of the Rangers-owned winger.

Warne told Rotherham’s official website about Hastie: “He was good, wasn’t he? He’s a really nice kid.”

Warne added: “He’s positive. He started the game quite shy, I thought, and then he grew into it and then he blew up bless him.

"But, all his set-pieces were good and on another day we take one of those and we’re 2-0 up.”

Jake Hastie of Rangers is challenged by Andrew Hernandez and Federico Martin Villar of  St Joseph during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and St...

Developing in England

With Rangers having wingers such as Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo and Jordan Jones, it was always going to be hard for Hastie to play regularly for Gerrard’s team this season.

It made sense for Hastie to join Rotherham on loan, and develop and progress as a footballer in a competitive League One.

Paul Warne of Rotherham United during the Carabao Cup Second Round match at The New York Stadium on August 28, 2019 in Rotherham, England.

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