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Rangers' sale of Andrew Dallas looking justified for now

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Andrew Dallas isn't making Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers regret the sale, as things stand.

General view of Ibrox during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard upset quite a few supporters in July with the decision to sell Andrew Dallas.

The 20-year-old Auchenhowie product was considered one of the club's most exciting young strikers and his goal return last season shows why.

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Prior to being loaned to Greenock Morton in January, Dallas had scored 14 times in 13 outings at one point last term for Graeme Murty's Rangers reserve side.

So when Gerrard sold him to League Two outfit Cambridge United, there was a touch of frustration from the light Blues' fanbase.

 

But fast forward a couple months and at the moment, it looks like the Rangers boss was spot-on in deciding that Dallas had little to offer.

The Scottish striker, who signed his first professional deal at Ibrox in 2016, has played six times for the English club but is yet to find the net, which is no shame if you're a midfielder, but Dallas is a striker and one who will always be judged on how many goals he scores.

And if League Two is proving difficult for him then there's just no way that the youngster - who didn't score any in the league for Scottish Championship side Greenock on loan - would've been able to cut it in Gerrard's senior set-up.

Of course, Dallas has plenty of time on his side, given that he's only just turned 20, but beyond his form for the development side, where he was playing against teenagers, there isn't much evidence that Rangers are going to end up kicking themselves for letting him go.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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