Rangers defender Nikola Katic celebrated his return to the starting line-up with a goal against Hearts yesterday.
Katic scored Rangers’ third goal shortly after half-time as Steven Gerrard’s men cruised to a 3-1 win at Hearts.
The 22-year-old was recalled in place of Joe Worrall and repaid his manager’s faith with a solid defensive display and a goal.
It was Katic’s third goal of the season and his first in the Scottish Premiership to add to his reputation.
The 22-year-old has been in and out of the team this season but he justified his starting spot against Hearts.
After the game, lots of Rangers supporters felt that the Croatian defender had earned a man of the match accolade.
With Worrall only on loan, many Rangers fans feel it is time to blood Katic into the team on a permanent basis.
Gerrard needs to look at building his squad for next season and Katic could be a key player in the 2019/20 campaign.
Here are some tweets from Rangers fans discussing Katic’s impressive performance against Hearts.
Katic is much better than worrall. I’d rather katic than worrall in defence
— Robert-w.a.t.p (@rangerslad1983) April 21, 2019
Can’t help but like this guy. Depending on the Worrall situation, it’ll be good to see Katic get back into the first team and keep his place. He’s still young, but has obvious ability and a seemingly very good attitude.
— Willy (@wmwscgbm87) April 21, 2019
He was outstanding today
— KennyGrfc (@kennygrfc) April 20, 2019
Well done the day!! Good to see u getting back in there 👍
— KarenG (@MissyKaz226) April 21, 2019
Love this boy x
— 1carolann wells (@carrie3011) April 20, 2019
Croatian Prince 🇭🇷💙
— Ryan (@rfcryan1995) April 20, 2019