By Mike Slater

23rd Sep, 2021 | 8:00am

Mark Hateley slams Scott Wright in Rangers win v Livingston

Mark Hateley has blasted Rangers attacker Scott Wright in the 2-0 win over Livingston on Wednesday evening at Ibrox.

The Bears walked through their opponents with relative ease in the end to book their place in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup.

Wright was replaced at half-time by Ianis Hagi, who ended up having a huge impact on the game with an assist after only two minutes.

Speaking on BBC live during the game last night, Hateley wasn’t impressed with what he saw from Wright in the opening 45 minutes.

“It’s been a bit loose from Scott Wright,” he said.

“He has miscontrolled a couple of times and just needs to reboot.”

Shaking his head.

Although he would have been delighted, Wright will have been watching Hagi thrive with slight disappointment.

That second-half cameo basically puts him straight back ahead of the former Aberdeen man in the pecking order ahead of the clash with Dundee.

Wright had a real opportunity to thrive during the absence of the Romanian, but it looks as though he hasn’t taken advantage yet.

Steven Gerrard will have been wanting more from one of last season’s signings, but consistency hasn’t been a strong point of his game as of yet.

The attacker has shown really positive glimpses at Ibrox, but that needs to be every single week and we haven’t seen that yet.

We suspect that it may now be some time before we see Wright in the starting XI for the Bears again, but he will come back stronger.

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