Lifelong Rangers fan spotted back at Ibrox on Saturday, 2 months after Gerrard got rid

Glasgow Rangers' English head coach Steven Gerrard looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Feyenoord at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on...

Steven Gerrard allowed the lifelong Rangers fan to leave Ibrox in the summer transfer window.

20th January 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Cup football fourth round, Heart of Midlothian versus Livingston; Ryan Hardie of Livingston and Christophe Berra of Hearts...

Ryan Hardie was back at Ibrox this weekend just two months after leaving Rangers on a permanent basis.

The Rangers academy product had a rare Saturday afternoon off after his new club, Blackpool, played on Friday instead.

 

He was an unused substitute in that game - a 2-1 win against Lincoln City in which another former Rangers kid Jordan Thompson caught the eye - but rushed back to Glasgow in time for the Gers' 5-0 win against Aberdeen, posting the following via his Instagram story.

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A goal each from Rangers forwards Greg Stewart, Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe - in addition to a couple of James Tavernier penalties - served Hardie with a stark reminder of why he, along with Andrew Dallas and Zak Rudden, had to get out of Ibrox in the summer transfer window.

Dallas also left on full-time deal, joining Cambridge United, while Rudden is on loan at Plymouth Argyle until January.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Alfredo Morelos of Rangers replaces Jermain Defoe of Rangers in the 74th minute

Morelos and Defoe have been especially prolific for Rangers this season, scoring 11 Premiership goals between them now.

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