Michael Beale is determined to give Glen Kamara a second Rangers chance

Michael Beale is determined to give Glen Kamara a second Rangers chance
11th April 2021 Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland Scottish Premiership Football, Rangers versus Hibernian Glen Kamara of Rangers warms up before kick off PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK ActionPlus12280630 AlanxRennie

Michael Beale claims he’s ready to give Glen Kamara a completely new lease of life at Rangers, after singling the Finnish midfielder out and admitting his time under Giovanni van Bronckhorst probably didn’t suit him.

The former Dundee man was guilty of ‘downing tools’ this season under GVB, and arguably a lot of 2022 in general, but Beale insists Kamara has a big role under him, and praises assistant Neil Banfield for the work he did with Kamara at the Arsenal Academy.

He said:

“He’s got to be happy, hasn’t he, playing his football. And certainly at this moment in time he probably wouldn’t be happy with himself being in and out of the team. No footballer ever is. I think he has always conducted himself very well. The boy I know is a very mild-mannered boy. My assistant Neil Banfield had him for a number of years through the Arsenal Academy and I worked with Glen for three and a half years.”

But then he referred to Gio’s time with Kamara:

“He will be a big player for Rangers moving forward. Glen was previously recruited for a style that suited Glen. When new managers come in they try things out, which is none of my business, to be honest. What my business is, is now and getting the best out of Glen today.”

Ibrox Noise has been insistent Kamara wants to leave Rangers, and 99% of the support shares that view. Whether Beale can now get the ex-Arsenal kid to completely change his mind and enjoy being at Ibrox again is a completely different matter.

We won’t deny Kamara, when his head is in the game and he’s showing up, is a player of massive quality and potential, but that’s what you say about a 21-year old, not a 27-year old. Kamara has played within himself for longer than just van Bronckhorst’s Rangers tenure, and we can’t help feeling Beale is simply saying the right things rather than the truth which is that Kamara’s heart is set on leaving.

But that said, if the new boss achieves the miracle and makes Kamara happy again and wanting to stay, Rangers are all the better for having an in-form midfielder of his nature again.

But that is a huge if.

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