BBC Pundit Wowed by What ‘Brilliant’ Oscar Cortes Did V Hearts

James McFadden, former Motherwell striker and current commentator, shared his admiration for Oscar Cortes’ performance, especially his first goal for Rangers.

In the 37th minute of the Scottish Premiership clash at Ibrox, the 20-year-old, on loan from Lens since the January transfer window, displayed impeccable technique, scoring and assisting in the 5-0 victory. McFadden, speaking on BBC Sportscene, highlighted Cortes’ composure in the critical moment, noting, “When the ball comes across, there is a temptation to take a touch and maybe overcomplicate it. But he just has so much confidence to step onto it and pass the ball into the net. It’s a brilliant goal, it’s just brilliant. He’s another signing that has come in January, who’s making an impact.”

Cortes has indeed made a significant impact since joining the Rangers, breathing fresh air into the squad with a goal and two assists in just 309 minutes of play, according to FotMob.

Yet, Cortes is not the sole revelation in Philippe Clement’s team, as another newcomer, Mohamed Diomande, has swiftly earned his place in the starting lineup. The Ivorian showcased his prowess by scoring his second goal in as many matches against Hearts, sending Ibrox into a frenzy just two minutes into the game.

Signed from Nordsjaelland, initially on loan with an obligation to buy at the end of the season, Diomande is proving to be a vital addition to the Rangers. The forward has already demonstrated his potential to be a key figure in the team’s future, adding an extra layer of excitement and anticipation for the fans at Ibrox.