Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Is Hyndman set to be a star at Rangers?

I couldn't help but look at all the tweeted comments about Emerson Hyndman's Rangers debut against Motherwell in the Scottish Cup fourth round. While Emerson did not start he came on in the 73rd minute, replacing Jason Holt, and he did not disappoint by all reckoning. In fact, most tweets announced that he needed to start the next match.

Emerson has made a good start at Ibrox.
Emerson will have found it a massive moment to come on the pitch at Rangers when the side had just gone a goal down. But he rose to the occasion and played a big part in Ranger's recovery in making an assist for Kenny Miller's late winner as Rangers came from behind. The report for Eddie Howe will no doubt be favourable and to be fair there were signs that Emerson was one of AFCB's better players when the Cherries went out of the FA Cup at Millwall.

For AFCB fans it is kind of hard to see Emerson not playing in front of them and having to track his progress across the boarder. Yet, I have a feeling that a few of us will start taking note of when Rangers are playing now if we weren't before. Like Nathan AkΓ©, though there is a possibility that by doing very well he will attract attention. In this case though, AFCB are in the box seat and will be monitoring Emerson's performances match by match. I am sure that Ryan Fraser will have been able to tell Emerson a bit about the Scottish Premiership, but it will be quite a different world up there in front of crowds that dwarf what we get on the south coast. 

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If Emerson becomes a big draw at Rangers, he could well find himself on the fast track into Eddie Howe's plans for next season. While some would consider the Scottish Premiership on a par with the Championship down here, I think it is a bit more pressurised when you are running out in a Rangers shirt so Emerson has not picked an easy team to play for, but I'm pleased for him that he has made a good start. Rangers' next match is against the same opponents, Motherwell but this time in the league and an away match.

Meanwhile, it looks like AFCB have an offer in for Amir Begovic that Chelsea will accept if they can find a replacement keeper. Former Cherry Josh Wakefield has made a move and is now at Poole Town.

2 comments:

  1. Pretty crap debut I thought. He might come good but no problem as he's only a loan. King will back us soon with a war chest. The big takeover is also coming in March.

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  2. I'm a rangers fan, the young lad Hyndman looked very composed on the ball (he only got 20 mins).. a very good through ball on his debut to set up the winner.. I'd be surprised if he didn't replace Jason Holt for the next game...... good luck to Bournemouth for the rest of the season.

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