Rangers moved to within a point of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership after demolishing Aberdeen 5-0 at Ibrox.
The Gers were far too strong for the Dons and goals from James Tavernier (2), Greg Stewart, Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos ensured a rout.
Steven Gerrard’s men were in cruise control from the very first whistle and he will have relished this sort of performance ahead of their Europa League contest with Young Boys on Thursday.
A surprise inclusion on Gerrard’s team-sheet saw Stewart make his first start of the campaign against one of his former clubs.
He didn’t disappoint either. He claimed a goal and an assist in the comfortable victory, offering supporters hope that he can become a good player for the Light Blues.
Supporters were particularly pleased with his contribution too. Stewart playing in a midfield role he was in fine form going forward, catching the eye of the Rangers faithful.
The 29-year-old arrived on a free in the summer having been released by Birmingham City. Prior to Saturday, he had only started twice; once in Europe and once in the Scottish League Cup.
After his goalscoring performance on Saturday, we looked at a selection of tweets from Rangers supporters regarding Stewart:
— Craig (@blueblood1872) September 28, 2019
He's one of our own ?
— Dave (@dm90___) September 28, 2019
Wand of a left foot
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) September 28, 2019
Excellent display from the team today Greg Stewart showed his class Steven Davis was brilliant and the overall link up and forward play by Alfredo was outstanding to a man I'm proud of the squad in the way we met the challenge ?
— John Strzelecki (@Strzelecki1972) September 28, 2019
Lad was different class today. On another day could have walked away with a hat-trick as well. Up there with Davis for MOTM fair play to him ??
— Rossco (@rsjh0501) September 28, 2019
Keep him in the team ?
— gareth quate (@GarethQuate) September 28, 2019
Just watched the game back. Greg Stewart could've had four or five. Looked confident in the starting 11. With and without the ball he's an intelligent player. Arfield looked excellent dropping back into the midfield three. Aribo now has a fight to get that jersey back.
— Russell (@RustyBaw72) September 29, 2019
Was buzzing when we signed Greg Stewart, had folk message me saying he wasn’t Rangers quality….
He’s one of the best in the box, knows how to unlock a packed defence and showed that yesterday.
— Snags (@Snagsy1980) September 29, 2019
— A Scott (@Scootsy7) September 29, 2019