By Peter Lynch

19th Oct, 2023 | 9:10am

Rangers loanee Ianis Hagi sends Philippe Clement powerful message after what he did for Romania

Every Rangers player looks set to be handed a clean slate under Philippe Clement, as is often the case when a new manager arrives.

That should provide several Gers men with some hope going forward, with a handful of players having struggled for minutes this season. And one such player is Ianis Hagi, who is currently on a season-long loan at La Liga outfit Alaves.

The 24-year-old is yet to score or assist in his six appearances so far for the Spanish club, who are currently struggling in 17th place in the table.

But the attacker’s international form has instead caught the eye, with WhoSored (18 October) naming Hagi in its Euro 2024 Qualifying Team of the Round for 15-17 October.

The Gers loanee only featured for 28 minutes as a substitute in the first round of fixtures against Belarus, with the nations playing out a 0-0 draw.

But the Romanians came to life in their next clash, easing past Andorra 4-0, with Hagi inspiring that victory. The Alaves man scored one goal and assisted two more to earn a 9.08 match rating from WhoScored.

Unfortunate injuries undoubtedly disrupted the player’s time at Ibrox massively, but now that he is back to full fitness, coupled with the fact that a new manager is in the door, the player may just have a bright future in Glasgow.

Hagi has at least certainly done his chances of an Ibrox return no harm with his latest feats on the international stage, in what was a powerful message to new Rangers boss Clement.

In other Rangers news, a BBC Sport journalist has shared a “big” problem that Clement must “tackle” to succeed at Ibrox.