Rangers are through to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup after successfully overcoming Scottish League One side Ayr United at Somerset Park on Sunday.
The Light Blues found themselves behind in the game thanks to a Wes Foderingham goalkeeping howler but rallied well and created chance after chance, eventually demolishing the Honest Men 6-1.
In the second half especially Rangers lived up to their billing as heavy favourites, combining multiple times in the final third to rack up an impressive scoreline.
At the heart of it was left-back Declan John, who got forward with the ball on multiple occasions, either dribbling into the final third or peeling off teammates to provide natural attacking width.
After initially signing on loan and then a free transfer, he’s been one of Rangers’ inspired bits of business this season and has made it exceptionally difficult for captain Lee Wallace to get back into the side when he returns from injury.
Supporters took to Twitter during and after the match to pay tribute to his performance…
Tav gets a lot of credit deservedly. But I thought Declan John was brilliant today going forwards. Wallace will struggle to get back in the side.
— Jenni C (@JE51CON) February 11, 2018
What an excellent signing Declan John was. A great wee player we’ve got there.
— CentralRangers (@FromTheStands2) February 11, 2018
Outstanding and solid second half from the Gers! Goss and Docherty quality. Declan John and Tav looked dangerous all game. Solid defensively at the back. Morelos and Cummings both scoring. Windass was quality once again.
— Graham Dorrans Loyal (@Dorrans_WATP) February 11, 2018
Declan John on a free transfer is probably rangers best business this year 👏 it'll be interesting to see what happens when Wallace is back
— Mark (@Mark1461) February 11, 2018
Declan John has been brilliant today. Such a threat down the left hand side! #RFC
— Steven Strachan (@steven_strachan) February 11, 2018
Declan john man of the match!
— Ibrox Views (@IbroxViews) February 11, 2018
Declan John is growing into this team so well. Another great contribution from him.
— Garry Carmody (@GarryCarmody) February 11, 2018
Every time Declan John bombs forward we get goals. Some player the wee man!
— KIMBY (@KieranLimbert95) February 11, 2018
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