By George Overhill

26th Jan, 2022 | 10:05pm

Scott Wright wows Kevin Thomson with involvement in 1st-half event for Rangers

Scott Wright showed Rangers still have attacking forces available, despite missing key men, when his shot was cleared off the line against Livingston.

With Alfredo Morelos missing games due to international duty and Ianis Hagi out for the rest of the season after an injury picked up in the victory over Stirling Albion, Wright showed his quality to go close to the opener mid-way through the first half.

The Kelty Hearts manager, Thomson said live on the RangersTV match broadcast Wednesday night: “Sensational effort from Scott Wright, it’s so simple.”

Jack Fitzwater did well to clear the shot off the line with the goalkeeper beaten, but Thomson added: “It shows you the opportunities will come if you do it right.”

Frustrating half

Gers went through a frustrating first half where Wright’s effort looked like it would give them the lead, but committed defending from the Englishman at the back for Livingston kept them at bay.

Having dropped points for the first time in the league under their Dutch manager in the contentious draw against Aberdeen, the Light Blues were hoping to get back to winning ways and try to head off the challenge for the top of the table from Celtic.

And with key figures Morelos and Hagi stripped from the line-up the pressure is now on the less established members of the squad to step up and make the difference.

The signing from Pittodrie a year ago has been in and out of the side this term and will want to make the most of the increased opportunities in the coming weeks.

His display was encouraging for the majority of the game while just missing the mark of what he would want to show his manager.

There is not a huge amount of time for him to play his way into form so the stronger elements of his play will need to become more regular.

In other Rangers news, this star man has reassured the club he has no plans to leave this month.