Rangers fans feel that they may have something special on their hands after Ryan Kent’s second debut for the club was overshadowed by the performance of Brandon Barker.
Steven Gerrard’s side went into their game with Livingston at Ibrox looking to prove a point after being beaten in the first Old Firm clash of the campaign before the international break.
It appeared however, that the Gers may be about to lose more ground in the early stages of the title race as they went behind to a penalty early on in the second-half.
But Rangers struck back with three goals to secure the three points. James Tavernier equalised with a free-kick before Alfredo Morelos put the home side in front. It was Barker who rounded off the victory with an emphatic strike into the top corner.
The winger was only on the pitch after Kent sustained a hamstring injury during the first-half. There would have been a huge amount of disappointment when the summer signing came off, but Barker proved a point about the depth that the Gers possess.
And the Rangers fans on social media have lauded the impact that the former Manchester City man made once he replaced Kent. Some were unconvinced about the 22-year-old when Gerrard brought him to Ibrox, but plenty are clearly delighted to admit that they may have been wrong about the youngster.
Here is what some of the Rangers supporters were saying about Barker’s performance after the win…
Brandon Barker is better than we all thought
— ʎɥso⅁ (@gordong1992) September 14, 2019
Really impressed by brandon barker when he came on looked as if he will will do well
— It’s coming home (@bluekid877) September 14, 2019
Special mention to Brandon Barker today
Once he’s got a few games under his belt will be valuable to us
— Jamie Paterson (@JP_RFC) September 14, 2019
Brandon Barker masterclass today.
— Curtis 🇭🇷🇧🇦 (@1872Curtis) September 14, 2019
brandon barker brilliant 🔥👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— john mc (@johnmcfaulds1) September 14, 2019
Brandon Barker Balon D’or
— Wullie Bethel (@WullieBethel) September 14, 2019
Brandon Barker for SPL player of the year 2019-2020
— MacGerrard (@MacGerrard_) September 14, 2019
Brandon Barker will be some player if he can stay injury free.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) September 14, 2019
Brandon Barker looked good today
— andrew (@andrew97bro) September 14, 2019
Brandon Barker is a baller
— El Jakey (@Wilsonryan96) September 14, 2019