By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

24th Apr, 2021 | 2:10pm

Alex McLeish thrilled by Rangers playmaker Scott Wright, predicts big future

We’re delighted to welcome former Rangers manager Alex McLeish as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Alex McLeish has predicted big things for the future of Rangers attacker Scott Wright since joining from Aberdeen over the winter.

The 23-year-old scored his first goal for the Bears on Wednesday evening in the 1-1 draw against St. Johnstone and has impressed Steven Gerrard immensely.

McLeish shared that he gets excited when Wright takes on possession of the ball and that he will only improve with more experience at Ibrox.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I get a little tingle when I see Scott Wright.

“Not just on the ball, his movement is really good when spinning in behind, you don’t even need to be fast to do it. You can lose someone in a heartbeat.

“Scott Wright has got that nouse already, and taking that forward with experience at the higher level, the boy has got a great career ahead of him.”


Wright hasn’t put a single foot wrong since arriving at Ibrox, despite having very few chances to show what he is worth on the pitch.

The 23-year-old ran the show against Cove, but the opposition level wasn’t as good, but that didn’t change when he started against St Johnstone on Wednesday.

Gerrard was delighted after the former Aberdeen man grabbed his first goal, and proved he is serious competition for the likes of Ianis Hagi.

The Romanian is lacking that pace that Wright clearly has, and that could be an interesting battle for power in the squad in years to come.

Either way, our squad is looking magnificent right now, and McLeish has every right to be blown away by the likes of Wright.

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