Belgian duo may get new lease of life under Rangers’ Clement

Belgian duo may get new lease of life under Rangers’ Clement
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Cyriel Dessers of Rangers celebrates after setting up a goal for Kemar Roofe, only for VAR to disallow it during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on September 03, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

If one signing hasn’t worked out at all so far this season, it’s been Nigeria’s Cyriel Dessers. Well, in actuality, he’s Belgian, and despite having links through his mother to the Super Eagles, he was born and raised in Belgium and is every inch new manager Philippe Clement’s countryman.

As of course, is Nicolas Raskin.

And who better to get the most out of Dessers and indeed rascal Raskin than an outstanding comrade in the form of the new Ibrox boss who will certainly be interested in a couple of Belgians at his new club for sure.

We might not be happy with what Nico said recently, but it’s done, and when he’s at his best, he’s a top player. But he hasn’t delivered that this season, much, if at all.

Dessers, as we all should know, has not been as horrible as he’s seemed.

We explained his stats are actually a tonne better than he’s given credit for, and maybe, just maybe Clement can nurture the pair of these two and get a lot more life out of them.

Dessers, we believe, has a lot more to give. You don’t play in the Eredivisie and Serie A if you’re a dunce at the game, and regardless of the damage Clement’s predecessor did in getting rid of Antonio Colak and signing Dessers instead, the here and now is what matters and the new manager must and will work with what he has.

Dessers is not garbage, he was just being totally mismanaged. And now a countryman who knows exactly how to set a team up is his new manager. It’s definitely a clean slate for Dessers.

As for Raskin, he might have said he’s not that interested in us, and we’re just a stage for his career to get to the Premier League, and we at Ibrox Noise might have been disappointed to hear that kind of rubbish, but he’s our player, and we now have an excellent compatriot in Clement who could get a lot more out of him and maybe even improve his attitude a bit.

In short, two players who have fallen short this season may well get a whole new lease of life from a manager who understands them better.

We’ll see what Philippe does with them.

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