While Rangers fans are frustrated with the performances of so many of an under-par team, there are some bright sparks this season and they’re truly shining amidst a pit of current mediocrity.
In this piece we take you through a clutch of the players who are really standing out amidst the malaise to defy the form and live up to the shirt.
He’s been an absolute revelation this term. 6 competitive matches in, and while he’s not played the lot, he’s by miles out-performed Borna Barisic to stake the place for his own. The former Leicester man has worked on everything the past 6 months, particularly his physique, to shed a bit of stockiness, and pack on some muscle.
He is now a lean, mean, quick and strong machine and not only that, but the crossing he’s finding is a tonne better than ever before. Borna’s big strength is his amazing delivery, but even that’s deserted the Croat in recent months, and if Bassey can manage even half of where the former first choice was last season, he may just secure the LB berth for his own for good.
He’s picked up from where last season left off – energetic, strong, quick, and excellent in the tackle, the big Nigerian has been extremely impressive and by far our most shining midfielder this campaign. He might never be top top class, but he’s very close, and his composure and tight control stands out technically. It’s no wonder other clubs are interested in him when you see his marauding dribbles and hard work.
Many fans’ pick for POTY already (we’re only 6 games in lads) the ex-Aberdeen man has absolutely won over the support for his industry, his energy, his drive, and his no lack of football ability. He will never be as good as Kent at his absolute best, but he gives everything and that energy translates to everyone else. He is a real star in the making and the scouts did a marvellous job of finding this little gem.
Despite being barred by the club from representing Romania this summer, the former Genk man has got on with it and been a real energetic standout. Looking up for it and keen to impress, Hagi is showing why so many clubs have sniffed around him in recent times, and not just for his name. He’s starting a lot of matches now and it’s justified.
There are honourable mentions for… in truth few others. Those four are the only ones really giving any kind of guts and quality, and thankfully at least we know some of our players can shine in front of fans…