Todd Cantwell has been an inspired signing for Michael Beale with the midfielder capable of leading Rangers back to the top of Scottish football.

The 25-year old was outstanding against PSV Eindhoven and looked every inch a Champions League player.

In Todd Cantwell, Rangers have acquired a player who has instantly adapted to what it takes to be a success and, as reported by The Glasgow Times, is aware that failure won’t be tolerated.

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Todd Cantwell feels Rangers pay as new boys adjust

Sitting on the bench to watch his teammates struggle to break down Kilmarnock must have been hugely frustrating but the former Norwich City playmaker knows how unacceptable it was:

“It hurt [after the Kilmarnock game]. It hurt everyone.

“It hurt the manager, it hurt the players, it hurt absolutely everyone involved at the club.

“We don’t want to be part of that, we want to be part of nights like Tuesday night.

“I don’t think any of the new boys were taken aback by the reaction to that result.

“If you sign for a club like this, you’re aware of what it means to play for this club and that games like that, you’re expected to win – rightly so.

“I don’t think it took anyone by surprise.”

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Todd Cantwell is right, Michael Beale will have made every new arrival fully aware of the standards at Rangers.

Even a draw against Kilmarnock would have been met with the same reaction from the fans.

Until this team shows that it can beat Scottish Premiership teams comfortably and put in more consistent displays, it will be under pressure.

On and off the pitch, Todd Cantwell has shown that he can be the man to build this Rangers team around.

We just need his teammates to step up to the mark too.

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