Craig Levein has hailed the impact of Manchester City loanee Ryotaro Meshino once more after his terrific Hearts goal at the weekend.

The Japanese attacker is just new to the UK, having transferred from Gamba Osaka in his homeland to the EPL winners. They opted to send him on loan to Gorgie where he has been a joy to watch.

Meshino has impressed Levein since arriving from Manchester City.

Meshino has impressed Levein since arriving from Manchester City. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After his recent performance against Rangers, his adopted boss has praised him.

Levein told the Scottish Sun: “The players all deserved a pat on the back for the effort they put in but he has got to get a special mention.

“It was a very subtle finish, the ball was in an awkward position and he managed to float it into the net.

Proud of his Japanese attacker. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I’m sure there will be many more times but I thought he did well, even though he tired as the second half went on.”

Meshino’s finish was brilliant

Meshino’s finish was one of real class. After James Tavernier slipped, Jake Mulraney forced Allan McGregor into a terrific save following the Gers captain’s mistakes.

From McGregor’s save, the ball broke to Meshino at an awkward height. With the Rangers defence immediately swarming to close him down, the Japanese man simply lofted over everyone and into the net.

A lovely lob. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was a brilliant finish that takes his Hearts tally up to two. Throughout the first half he impressed again with quick feet and dribbling but faded out of the match in the second 45.

Still though, Levein seems very pleased with the City loanee.

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