Amad scores second league goal on loan for Rangers

Amad has scored his second league goal for Rangers as his loan spell begins to finally perk up.

Rangers brought Amad on a half-time against Dundee United with the scores tied at 0-0.

The Manchester United loanee had one of his best performances for Rangers yet over the second 45 minutes, producing a lively all round display.

Amad topped his performance off with a goal, clinically finishing a counter attacking move by lifting the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper with his first touch, to make it 2-0 and wrap up the game.

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Amad scores second league goal

Amad had scored his first goal for Rangers just four minutes into his debut back in February. He has had to wait a while for another.

Starts have been thin on the ground, he has been picked to start just two league games since, one of which saw him substituted after just 30 minutes after Rangers had a defender sent off.

This latest substitute appearance was at least a substantial portion of game time, with Amad playing 45 minutes.

He had three shots in total, and recorded a 96 per cent pass completion rate, with 25 of his 26 passes finding a teammate.

This calmness in possession will help Amad to earn the trust of manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Amad also had three successful dribbles, made one accurate cross, and touched the ball 41 times in 45 minutes, working hard off the ball.

The 19-year-old had five ball recoveries and one successful tackle, while also creating three goalscoring chances.

This was an all round masterful display from the youngster, and may earn him some more opportunities over the coming weeks.

He has now scored twice in 200 league minutes of football for Rangers, which is not a bad record.

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Europa final trump card

Rangers are into the Europa League final, Amad’s second in successive years. He has not played a single minute of the tournament so far.

But if he seizes his chances like this, Amad could become Rangers’ attacking trump card for the final later this month in Seville.

His loan spell is beginning to look a little brighter, having impressed in a very late cameo against Celtic last week, and Amad is winning over the Rangers fanbase, despite not initially living up to expectations.

That fault lies with the Rangers board, with the team needing a finished product rather than a developmental winger. Now Rangers fans are appreciating Amad for what he is, a very talented prospect, who was outstanding for 45 minutes on Sunday afternoon.

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