Rangers star Steven Davis was delighted to see Scott Wright get on the scoresheet in yesterday’s 3-0 win over Livingston as the Gers kicked off their title defence in style – and the Northern Irish legend is looking forward to an exciting season ahead.

Wright came off the bench to replace the injured Ianis Hagi 31 minutes in before netting a sumptuous finish midway through the second 45 to put Rangers 2-0 up.

Davis was full of praise for the former Aberdeen star – with a special mention for debutant John Lundstram – with the Ulsterman highlighting the competition for places in the Rangers side as they look to make 55 become 56.

“Since he’s come in he’s been a ball of energy and brought something different to the squad,” Davis told Rangers TV.

“He’s come back from pre-season in good shape in kicked on from where he’s left off from the back end of last season.

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“[John Lundstram] has also settled in very well he’s a top-quality player and brought something different to the squad.

“There’s competition for places throughout the team so whenever you get the opportunity to play it’s important that you’ve got to do your best to keep that shirt – that’s good for the club moving forward and we’re looking forward to an exciting season ahead.”

Wright could have a big role to play in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Malmo after Hagi limped off yesterday.

The winger looks to be full of confidence and well settled at Ibrox after his January move from the Granite City.

The chance to impress in a Champions League qualifier could just be the opportunity Wright has needed to really cement his place in the side and really kick on.

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