By Peter Lynch

25th May, 2023 | 9:40am

Todd Cantwell handed matchday honour with ‘shining star’ display in Rangers 2-2 draw v Hearts

Todd Cantwell was “excellent” in the 2-2 draw between Rangers and Hearts on Wednesday (24 May), according to BBC Scotland journalist Thomas Duncan.

The midfielder scored his club’s opening goal in the Scottish Premiership clash at Ibrox just before the halfway stage, with Lawrence Shankland having put the visitors ahead early on.

Cantwell now has six goals for the Gers, and has scored in all four matches since the Scottish Premiership split.

“Rangers have not downed tools since the title race ended a few weeks ago as they seek to take some kind of momentum into the next campaign after a trophy-less season,” Duncan wrote for BBC Scotland.

“Cantwell has been the shining star in that regard, and he was excellent again and scored for the fourth game in a row.”

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Cantwell hasn’t had the easiest of careers so far, with the midfielder having been in real danger of disappearing off the face of the earth not so long ago.

Despite his ongoing struggles in England, Michael Beale took a chance on the 25-year-old, and it is a chance that has paid off massively, with Cantwell hitting the ground running immediately at Ibrox. 

The attacker has wowed Gers fans with his silky skills on the ball, with his direct running combined with the ability to find the back of the net more often than not.

Rangers have been needing a player with his talents, and now Beale can build his attack around the former Norwich City man as the boss looks to close the gap on fierce rivals Celtic next season.

Scoring in four successive matches is no mean feat in the Scottish Premiership, particularly following the league split, with the top teams in the division now battling it out.

In other Rangers news, Scott Arfield has sent Gers fans a message after the announcement that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season.