It never quite happened for Cedric Itten at Rangers but since his summer move to BSC Young Boys and back to Switzerland, the striker is getting his career back on track.
The forward has been quietly going about his business with BSC Young Boys and now has nine goal contributions in nine Swiss Super League matches for the club.
This includes five goals with Ced the Ted’s latest – and his sixth for the season in total – coming in the weekend’s 1-0 Swiss Cup win away to Lausanne at the weekend.
The form of Cedric Itten has contributed to a bright start to the season for Young Boys with the Swiss outfit top of the Super League, three points off second place Servette.
Cedric Itten impressing for BSC Young Boys after Rangers move
It’s quite the turnaround for Itten, who struggled to settle in Scotland but still played an important role in the club’s 55 triumph of the 20/21 season.
The first time the ex-Basel and FC St Gallen striker had been out of Switzerland, the circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic made it difficult to settle.
After one season with the club, Itten was sent out on loan to Greuther Furth last campaign but the Bundesliga side struggled for points and form during the striker’s six month stint.
Returning to Ibrox in January after the appointment of Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Cedric Itten appeared to struggle with the pressure of playing for Rangers and was eventually moved on in the summer.
According to reports, Rangers recouped around £1.5m for the striker from BSC Young Boys and whilst it never happened for him in Glasgow, it’s good to see him doing so well back in Switzerland.
Meanwhile, one Ibrox international has been on the receiving end of criticism for a perceived lack of commitment at Rangers.