By Kealan Hughes

23rd Apr, 2021 | 8:36am

Derek McInnes: Scott Wright is a great fit for Gerrard and Rangers

Derek McInnes believes Scott Wright has adapted well to life at Rangers and says Steven Gerrard is delighted with the attacker.

Wright scored on his first start for Gers in the midweek draw against St. Johnstone, and McInnes raved about his former player after the showing.

He says the 23-year-old still has a lot to do to prove himself at Ibrox but he has got off to a good start since joining in January, and credits Wright’s attitude as the reason behind that.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, McInnes said, “Getting that move in January was really good for Scott and Rangers.

“I wanted Scott to be part of my team for the rest of the season, because I could see his speed and creativity would help us.

“But he went to Rangers in the January window and I think he has gone there with a real purpose to impress right away.

“I know Stevie has been really pleased with his attitude and how he’s approached it.

“He’s working with good people there. Scott has got a job on his hands to become a regular at Rangers, but that is the challenge for him.”

Exciting prospect

Wright has looked like a Rangers player since his arrival and that is the most impressive thing to come out of his first few months.

Like McInnes says, he always shows the attitude and confidence to do well.

He never lets his head drop and consistently looks to get on the ball in order to make things happen for his side.

We have wanted Gerrard to give Wright a start for some time and the attacker showed exactly why with a goal on Wednesday.

Wright has shown potential for some time and there are signs he is beginning to deliver.

McInnes praised the winger as far back as 2017, calling him “fantastic” [PlanetRadio], and if he gets more chances with Gers we can see him earning a regular place in the starting line-up.

As long as he keeps showing the same attitude Gerrard will give him opportunities, and hopefully Wright really hits form from the start of next season.

In other Rangers news, Gers are in pole position to sign a speed demon who wants Ibrox switch.