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Connor Ronan draws praise from Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Connor Ronan made headlines today, scoring a sensational goal for St Mirren against Rangers.

The midfielder was starting for the Buddies in Paisley, which was his sixth appearance of the campaign.

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Recently Ronan got off the mark for St Mirren with a couple of goals against Aberdeen.

And he was back scoring today, and in some style.

The 23-year-old picked up the ball about 30 yards from goal, and unleashed an absolute thunderbolt into the top right corner.

Rangers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin stood no chance as the ball sailed into the net.

Sadly for Ronan, Rangers came from behind to win the game 2-1.

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But it was still a brilliant moment for the youngster, who can also take heart from the fact that Steven Gerrard praised him after the game.

He said (The National): “We conceded a poor goal from our point of view, it was a square pass.

“To be fair to the kid it’s an excellent finish and I thought he played well throughout the game. But from that moment our reaction and our character was top drawer.”

A great afternoon for Ronan

It was a truly stunning strike from Ronan, who’ll never forget such a brilliant goal.

It is important now for him to build on this.

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At the age of 23, one gets the feeling that he really needs to make the most of this loan opportunity if he is to give Bruno Lage something to think about.

Praise from Gerrard should give him good confidence moving forwards.

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