Rangers took a punt on Todd Cantwell when nobody else would and Michael Beale must be thanking his lucky stars every day since.
The former Norwich City playmaker had been in a slump for a couple of seasons and a loan to buy move to Bournemouth with a £10m option came to nothing such was his drop off in form.
Now though, after starring for Rangers in the Champions League qualifiers against Servette and PSV Eindhoven, Marvin Bartley has told Clyde Superscoreboard that we are seeing a different side to Todd Cantwell.
Rangers seeing different side to Todd Cantwell
The one fear when the 25-year old was signed was that he was going to be a luxury and not be capable of doing the hard yards.
But it is an area that Bartley has been impressed with:
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“His ability, you can never question it, kind of his hunger and appetite for it.
“You always felt coming to Rangers and the size of the club and going out at Ibrox, that he was going to give absolutely everything for it and I think he shown that.
“I do think he was lucky not to get a second booking (v PSV).
“But in terms of his performance and what he offered, not only Rangers as a team showed a different side, but he did as well.
“His work rate off the ball and quality on it was there for all to see.”
Rangers have used Todd Cantwell in midfield and a more attacking position depending on the opposition, such is his versatility.
Regardless of where he plays, his energy levels remain the same and, as Bartley says, his work off the ball is just as important and criticial to the team’s success as his work with it.
Cantwell is due a goal and with a shoot-out against PSV and an Old Firm derby at Ibrox to come, few would be against him being the main man once again.