A number of Rangers fans are amongst those to take to social media to react to the announcement that the Gers made on their official website concerning Jake Hastie.
The Scottish Premiership title-contenders have confirmed on their official website that Hastie has been recalled from his loan spell at Rotherham United.
Hastie made 16 appearances for the Millers during his time in League One. However, he had not started a game for Paul Warne’s men since mid-December.
Few would have imagined that Hastie’s season-long loan would end early after his first handful of appearances for Rotherham.
The 20-year-old scored in his first three appearances for the club. But he would not score again before his return to Ibrox.
The reaction to his loan ending early is interesting. There are plenty of Rotherham fans on Twitter suggesting that they are pleased to see him leave.
It is noted that he made a brilliant start. And it is suggested by a couple of fans that he deserved more game-time. However, a few supporters are not disappointed to hear of his departure.
On the other hand, a number of Rangers fans believe that having Hastie back could be a blessing for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Some are wary of expecting too much from him given that he did struggle at the New York Stadium. However, others have welcomed his return and suggested that he could have a role to play.
The likes of Sheyi Ojo and Brandon Barker have struggled since arriving in the summer. And some have suggested that Hastie could jump above both men in the pecking order almost immediately.
Here is what some of the Rotherham fans made of Hastie’s departure…
Those 1st few games were class I can’t think of a player who made such a great start apart from possibly Dicko Wishing the lad all the best for the future
— Patrick Ramskill (@padthemiller) January 28, 2020
Thank god for that.
— Henry (@HenryCobb20) January 28, 2020
No surprise there
— Jen ⚽️🏴 (@JL_rufc) January 28, 2020
Work rate dropped. Stopped tracking back. Started overdoing the step overs. Dropped to bench. Disappointing (given liveliness of initial performances) sub appearances. Gave impression of not wanting to dig in and graft when things weren’t going well.
— David Rawson (@TheTivoliEnd) January 28, 2020
Surprised if he starts another game this season
— Notorious D.O.G🇬🇧 (@DannyGlaves) January 28, 2020
In warne we trust but I don’t think he got enough of a chance!! UTM
— paul bird (@paulbirdUTMFTO) January 28, 2020
You can happily have him back pic.twitter.com/JPFIiicpW2
— Charlie Hawkes🔴⚪️ (@CharlieEwanHawk) January 28, 2020
And here is how some of the Rangers fans reacted…
Not sure the excitement from some on here and especially don’t understand folk wanting him in the squad.
The boy couldn’t get a game for Rotherham.
I’m not saying he will never not be good enough but he’s certainly miles off being good enough just now.
— Amato86 (@Amato861) January 28, 2020
Get him in the squad tomorrw and give him some minutes. See what he can do.
— Stuart (@Skiddrfc) January 28, 2020
Surely a better option than barker
— tony mac watson (@gorbalstony) January 28, 2020
Yes good stuff now get him playing right wing tomorrow night please SG
— DCooper1970 (@Cooper1970D) January 28, 2020
Would take Hastie over Ojo anyday of the week
— Alexander Sinclair 🇬🇧 (@a_sinclair_72) January 28, 2020
Not sure that’s the answer too our problem, need Abit more quality in imo, I hope too be proved wrong though!
— Mike.G (@mikeRFC_) January 28, 2020
Can’t get a game for Rotherham. Surely won’t be walking into our side.
— Kenzie (@Kenzie__72) January 28, 2020