A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to discuss Jake Hastie’s latest loan move away from Ibrox.
The 21-year-old joined Rangers from Motherwell last summer, the Ibrox club reportedly paying £350,000 in compensation for his services.
However, Hastie has found opportunities somewhat limited under Gerrard and spent the first half of last season on loan at English side Rotherham United.
To date, he has made just two appearances for Rangers, against St Joseph’s in the Europa League qualifiers and against East Fife in the League Cup.
Hastie has now returned to Motherwell on a season-long loan, where he will be looking to continue building Premiership experience whilst on the Gers’ books.
He will also have the opportunity to taste Europa League action, with Stephen Robinson’s side set to take their place in the qualifiers.
Furthermore, Rangers have a recall option in January 2021.
Reaction amongst the Ibrox fanbase was somewhat mixed, with some Bears wanting Hastie to have featured for their side this season.
Others wished him well, and others wondered why Gerrard had bought him in the first place.
Below is some of the social media reaction:
A good move for him
Back to a manger he knows, teammates he knows and also gets him some much needed game time
Hope hes a success ??????
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) July 3, 2020
Best of luck to him. He’ll get plenty of game time with the hammer throwers but personally I’d rather see him with the opportunity to play here.
— ??? ??????? ???? (@BigRangersBear) July 3, 2020
Good luck Jake! Hopefully a good season under your belt and then get into the First Team next year ??
— Stuart Ward (@sturicky1) July 3, 2020
No offence to Jake but this is the 2nd season we’ve sent him out on loan so why not just sell him? Gerrard doesn’t see him playing a part in his plans so might as well let the boy go
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) July 3, 2020
Hastie is good. Rather Barker went on loan.
— Haggis in a wonton wrapper. (@weelaulau) July 3, 2020
Good luck Jake, smash it and come back ready to challenge!
— Darren Urquhart (@Dj_Dazavich) July 3, 2020
Wrong decision he should have been used in the team
— kobeyashi maru (@DinMehboob) July 3, 2020
Really don’t understand our policy of young Scottish talent just now. Was it really worth continuing to play Ojo last year rather than developing this young lad?
— Bear from the North #DefundTheBBC (@Northernger) July 3, 2020
Good move for the lad, familiar surroundings and gets to prove he can perform for us in league and hopefully make an impact against other teams in the division to our benefit ? Happy with this.
— RRRodgA (@RRRRodgA) July 3, 2020