The Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is not currently short in the former Ibrox man’s position.

Seven years after leaving Rangers, John Fleck is finally back playing top-division football.

Fleck, whose uncle Robert also played for Rangers, dropped into the English lower leagues from Ibrox.

But after four years at Coventry City, a 2016 move to Sheffield United transformed the lifelong Rangers fan’s fortunes.

Two promotions later, Fleck is starring for a Blades side holding its own against England’s traditional big guns.

Having already beaten Arsenal and held both Chelsea and Tottenham this season, Sheffield United drew 3-3 against Manchester United on Sunday – with Fleck central to their play.

The 28-year-old’s performance brought back memories for some Rangers supporters, several of whom would welcome him back to Ibrox in an instant.

This is what they’ve had to say on Twitter…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(There is always one exception…)

As good as Fleck has been, one could argue he would struggle to get into Steven Gerrard’s Rangers team, with Joe Aribo, Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield and Andy King among those competing in the Scotland international’s position.

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