Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has told Football Scotland that it took him just 10 minutes to decide whether Ryan Jack was part of his plans or not.
The 27-year-old was magnificent in last Thursday’s 4-2 Europa League win over Midtjylland and was once again impressive in a 6-1 demolition of Hibernian yesterday.
Jack signed for the Gers on a free transfer from Aberdeen in 2017.
In Gerrard’s maiden campaign at Ibrox the central midfielder playing in 46 games, scoring four goals and registering five assists.
The boss, however, says he can’t take any responsibility for the form of Jack, claiming it didn’t take him long to realise he’d be a big part of his plans.
He told Football Scotland: “I’m not going to take any credit for Ryan Jack.
“I remember the first session I watched when I came here and 10 minutes in, I turned to my staff and said, ‘He wants to be part of this’.
“I only had to see him for 10 minutes. He had everything I want to see. He is hungry and he’s a winner.”
On current form, Jack has to be considered one of the best central midfielders in the Scottish Premiership.
His form has been a joy to behold and he already looks instrumental to the way in which Gerrard wants to play.
The 27-year-old is clearly learning from a former master of his trade in the Rangers boss and supporters will hope his good form continues.
It has been a long time since Rangers tasted the sweetness of a trophy and if Jack keeps up his current consistency, the wait may well end this season.