Rangers once again showed the class of our club after providing Christian Eriksen some much-needed minutes with a specially-arranged bounce match purely for him at Auchenhowie.
The 30-year old playmaker, who horrifically suffered a temporary ‘death’ on the pitch last summer with a dreadful cardiac arrest, found himself unable to play football at all due to Italy’s laws which affected the-then Internazionale attacker, and effectively banned him from doing his job.
Thus he moved on, but of course with his health history ‘big’ clubs were extremely reluctant to take him on, so newly-promoted but high-flying Brentford saw an excellent chance to sign a top class player out to prove himself at the highest levels again.
And after recently joining the Bees, Rangers agreed to give Eriksen a special bounce match in Scotland featuring a Rangers XI which included Amad Diallo and Glen Kamara, not to mention Steven Davis and Leon Balogun, so we’re by no means talking a second-string home side.
The match finished 2-2, Eriksen having secured an assist, and he was able to compete for over 80 minutes in a warmly received workout, which ultimately both sides benefited from.
Make no mistake, Brentford sent up a very decent XI themselves, including Rangers’ former playmaker in Nathan Young-Coombes off the bench on 61, and Diallo’s double meant it was a valuable 90 minutes for everyone.
Ultimately it was for Eriksen, and we hope he can salvage his career once more and continue from where he left off just before last summer.
He’s certainly been through a lot.