Rotherham manager comments on 'unbelievable' Rangers youngster Jake Hastie

9th September 2017, Ibrox Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Rangers versus Dundee; General view of Ibrox, home of Rangers

Scottish Premiership outfit Rangers have so many talented wingers that they allowed Jake Hastie to join Rotherham United in League One.

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 has certainly made an impression at Rotherham United.

The Rangers loanee scored a brilliant free-kick on his debut against Doncaster Rovers last week and, speaking to The Millersofficial website, manager Paul Warne could hardly have been more impressed with a player who has become an attacking force at the New York Stadium already.

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And, ahead of Saturday’s clash with a rejuvenated, new-look Bolton Wanderers side in League One, Warne is hoping that Hastie's dazzling debut is more than a flash in the pan as Rotherham look to build on a performance against Doncaster which, while impressive, still ended in defeat.

 

“I thought Jake was really good and some of the balls he put into were unbelievable, that's why we brought him in,” he said.

"I thought we were excellent for 60 minutes and it was probably the best first-half display we've put together so far this season, but we didn't maintain that.”

It’s easy to forget that Hastie only burst onto the scene at the start of 2019, after returning to Motherwell from a loan spell at Alloa Athletic.

Jake Hastie of Motherwell at The Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium on July 9, 2016 in Dumbarton, Scotland.

And it took just a handful of top-flight appearances for The Well for Rangers to snap him up on a free contract, jumping at the chance to land one of Scotland’s most exciting young talents when his deal at Fir Park expired.

An explosive winger who idolises fellow left footer Gareth Bale, Hastie was sent to Rotherham in an attempt to build up his confidence and experience ahead of a return to Ibrox next summer. One game into his life south of the border, things could hardly be going better.

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...

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