By Azeem Siddiqui

27th Jun, 2022 | 12:00pm

Greg Stewart optimistic about Scott Wright’s future with Rangers

Former Rangers forward Greg Stewart is optimistic that Scott Wright’s fortune at the Ibrox Stadium has changed after his influential performances in the latter half of last season.

After months of almost feeling disconnected at the Ibrox Stadium, the 24-year-old felt much happier at the end of the season as he gave improved performances under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Stewart, while talking to Record Sport, stated that the managers’ faith in the player paid dividends in the performances of the Scotland youth international.

“If you do well for Rangers, you’re going to be looked at straight away for the Scotland team. That’s just what happens,” he said.

“But by the end of the season, he was a starter. As a player the more appearances you can string together in a row, the more confidence you build. You start to develop a feel-good factor and a bit of belief.

“You start to believe you can actually be a Rangers player and a guy the manager can depend on. Gio managed to give Scott that run of games and it showed in his performances.

“It paid off in the cup final with his goal. Hopefully, that’s the start of a big summer for Scotty and he can pick up again where he finished off at Hampden.”

Some optimism

The recently concluded season, despite the last few good performances, was a tough one for the young winger.

In 15 appearances for the Gers in the league campaign, the player scored two goals and provided one assist [Transfermarkt].

Overall, he represented the club in 37 matches across all competitions, scoring seven times and providing three assists.

Even though the problems were there to be seen, the 24-year-old can look into the upcoming 2022-23 season with renewed optimism.

He knows that he has all the bad memories behind him and now he can focus on his football.

Wright has three years left on his deal at the Ibrox stadium and has plenty of time to get things back on track.

However, he needs to trust the kind of model Van Bronckhorst wants to fit him in. He must know what the Dutch manager expects from him to have a good future at the club.

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