Rangers are the only team in the Scottish Premiership who are yet to suffer a defeat this season.

The Glasgow club are currently leading the league table with 41 points after 15 matches and are 11 points ahead of second placed Celtic, who still have two games in hand.

Steven Gerrard’s side are also enjoying a good run in the Europa League, having won their first three group stage fixtures. However, the same cannot be said about Ianis Hagi.

The Romania international, who made his made his transfer to Rangers permanent in the summer, has started only once in the league since the end of September.

Earlier this month, the attacking midfielder captained his country’s U21 side in a 1-1 draw against Denmark and the result was sufficient for Romania U21 to qualify for next summer’s European championship. Hagi admitted “there is incredible pressure” to play for the Scottish side.

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Former Romanian midfielder Vasile Miriuță is of the belief his compatriot lost his place in the Rangers starting lineup due to the pressure he has been under recently.

“There’s been a lot of pressure on this kid lately. Let’s get him to do his job. He’s young, even though he says it doesn’t affect him. It affects me at my age,” Miriuță told Look Sport.

“I say let’s leave him, he was 100% affected [due to the pressure] and that’s why he lost the [place in his] team. I like him, he’s very good, very young.

“If he went to Under 21s, they said he was demoted. He is very good, he can help the national team, he will surely re-enter the starting 11 of Rangers!”