Glasgow Rangers of Scotland summer signing, Sheyi Ojo has hit the ground running, showing a sign of great tings to come at the club he joined on loan from Liverpool of England last month, as he struck a goal on his competitive debut.
Ojo, who has been severally courted by Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) but remains an England youth international, gave a good account of himself from the word go with The Gers, as he struck the bull’s eye in their 4-0 trouncing of St Joseph’s in the Europa League qualifiers.
He netted his side’s second goal of the game, following a goalless first half in Gibraltar, and it came in such dramatic style.
Clear chances were at a premium in the opening period but Ryan Jack opened the scoring four minutes after the interval with a smart finish.
The second of the evening came from Ojo, who was one of two debut players in the starting line-up, alongside Jordan Jones, as the Nigerian-born winger sent in a curling effort from outside the box.
Ojo saw a long-range shot comfortably saved before Jermain Defoe stabbed wide from a tight angle and it took half an hour for Rangers to force a clear chance.
Goalkeeper Francisco Mateo Vera blocked well from Ojo after a Steven Davis shot deflected into the midfielder’s path.
Glen Kamara came close from 25 yards but the hosts were afforded two shooting chances from outside the box which they could not keep down and Davis sliced well wide from an opening with the last kick of the half.
A better chance came two minutes into the second half when Ojo got on the end of James Tavernier’s inviting free-kick but the midfielder volleyed over from six yards.
Ojo seized on a loose ball on the edge of the box and curled a left-footed effort inside the far post six minutes later and it was 3-0 midway through the half.
The goalkeeper again clawed out an effort from behind his line in the 76th minute as Morelos headed home from Tavernier’s cross after shaking off a groin strain to replace Defoe.
Greg Stewart and another Nigerian-born lad, Joe Aribo were handed debuts off the bench and the only downside of the second half for Rangers was a needless late yellow card for Ojo for a rash tackle.