James McFadden claims 'Frustrated' Scott Wright will have big Rangers future
Scott Wright has been on the periphery of the Rangers side since signing from Aberdeen in February but he is set for a big role in the future.
That’s according to ex-Scotland international James McFadden who was commentating for Sky Sports as the Light Blues downed Aberdeen 4-0 on Saturday, a win that ensured they finished the 2020/21 Scottish Premiership campaign without losing a game.
Despite the title being wrapped up a long time ago, Wright’s still found it difficult to force his way into the starting XI, beginning the last three matches of the season on the bench.
After he came on for Kemar Roofe at Ibrox on Saturday, McFadden said: “He certainly hasn’t let anyone down.
“I think he’ll be a bit frustrated that he hasn’t started as many games but he’s a talented player I think he will have a bright future at Rangers and he’ll be a huge player for them.”
Just getting started
It was always going to be tough for the 23-year-old to come straight into a winning side and immediately make his mark.
Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos have been mainstays of the starting XI while Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe and Joe Aribo have also made big contributions along the forward line.
But Wright has shown his promise in fleeting outings for the Gers, particularly in a cameo at Celtic Park on March 21 during a 1-1 draw, while he scored his first goal in Light Blues colours against St Johnstone last month.
With the futures of Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi unclear he is primed for a big role next season.
A full pre-season should stand him in good stead to impress Steven Gerrard ahead of the 2021/22 campaign that will include a shot at the Champions League.
Wright will have to step up immensely to deal with that challenge but from the glimpses we’ve seen, he’s certainly got the toolkit to rise to whatever’s thrown at him.
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