Ovie Ejaria has impressed since he joined Reading back in January and has continued that fine form after rejoining the Royals on loan from Liverpool in the summer – prompting reaction from Rangers on Twitter, following his display on Wednesday.
Ejaria, 21, made his third appearance of the season for Reading on Wednesday night as the Championship side faced a trick test away at West Bromwich Albion. Liverpool star and former Rangers loanee Ejaria was in the thick of it.
The England youth international slammed home his second goal for Rangers in his 19th appearance, by half-volleying an effort into the top corner of Sam Johnstone’s goal – leaving the Baggies keeper rooted to his spot.
Reading fans believed Ejaria’s goal might have been enough to secure an unlikely away win against one of the division’s promotion hopefuls. However, Ejaria conceded a penalty in the 87th minute – which was dispatched by Kenneth Zohore.
Ejaria left Ibrox halfway through a season-long loan, after impressing in glimpses during his 28 appearances for the Scottish giants under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. He scored two goals, including one in the Europa League against FC Ufa.
The Liverpool product left Rangers in January, though, cutting his season-long loan short. He moved to Reading, and this summer it is believed Liverpool wanted £3million (Goal) for Ejaria – but he has only moved on loan to the Madjeski Stadium.
Rangers fans have reacted on Twitter after videos of Ejaria’s excellent effort for Reading, before he conceded a penalty just minutes later. Many are stunned that Ejaria had the confidence to score a goal like he did for the Royals.
Where was this tallent when he was with us? The boy was actually scared of scottish football ? https://t.co/4PgbeUshbG
— LauraTorrance. (@LauraTorrancex) August 21, 2019
This GIF sums up Ejaria's spell with us. Then Gerrard at the end stepping in and cutting it short. pic.twitter.com/zSFveQdAqx
— Greegsy's Gloves (@Gers89_) August 21, 2019
Not everybody can handle the weight of a Rangers jersey and it was all too much for him
— Dave B (@david_b0601) August 21, 2019
He also gave away a daft penalty which caused Reading the win he couldn’t handle playing for a big club ?⚪️?
— Alan McDonald (@alanmcd59) August 22, 2019
Ejaria scores for Reading then gives away a penalty ??
— WATP……. READY. (@JimmyCooperNINE) August 21, 2019
People say we have the spfl is a pub league but the likes is pukki and Maddison boss it down south and can’t do it in a “pub league” Ejaria seems to be doing well as well ? https://t.co/2ic9MKXnUk
— Rangers Cartel (@RangersCartel) August 21, 2019