A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the Ibrox club's mid-season friendly in Dubai and Greg Stewart's display for Steven Gerrard's side earned plenty of plaudits.
Gerrard played two entirely different Rangers line-ups in each half of the meeting with Lokomotiv Tashkent at the Sevens Stadium, with Stewart taking his place in the second period after the Light Blues had gone into a 2-0 lead.
Goals from Jermain Defoe and Sheyi Ojo gave the Ibrox side a healthy advantage against the champions of Uzbekistan at the break before the Gers turned the screw after the interval, with Stewart helping himself to a brace.
The 29-year-old has very much been a fringe player this season, with 17 appearances in all competitions and 12 in the Scottish Premiership - just three of those being starts (Transfermarkt) - but when called upon he has done well, with three goals and three assists from his dozen league games.
This was the case today as well, a well-taken penalty from Stewart making it 5-1 before adding a second in the closing stages of the game - and plenty of Bears loved what they saw from the 2019 summer signing, making their feelings known on social media:
This is why we play him in the league— #FreedKatic (@AlexFerguey) 11 January 2020
Underrated and needs to play more— Ross Dow (@RossDow11) 11 January 2020
He’s definitely looking sharp 2nd half, would like to see him getting more game time!!— ⓈⓉⒺⓋⒺⓃ_ⓇⒻⒸ (@StevenRFC1) 11 January 2020
Play him against Stranraer and at mirren— Blair (@Blair_1872) 11 January 2020
This guy needs to play more.— davie (@Clicbot3984) 11 January 2020
Play him en— cammy (@pivotG_) 11 January 2020
PLAY HIM— Jack Cranmer (@JackCranmer7) 11 January 2020
Stewart should be our third option for striker, has a physical presence, can be strong in the air and good on the ball— Greig apparently (@GreigSRobertson) 11 January 2020
Greg Stewart deserves a run in the team— stuart orr (@stuartorr11) 11 January 2020
Well done, Stewart. Should be given a start in the cup games— Gorbals Hillbilly (@GorbalsH) 11 January 2020
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