Rangers star spotted in training as he eyes third Champions League start
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Rangers star spotted in training as he eyes third Champions League start

Rangers summer signing Ridvan Yilmaz has been spotted in Ibrox training as he eyes the third Champions League start of his young career against Napoli.

The 21-year-old left-back has competed at this level previously but is yet to play for Rangers in the Champions League since joining on a reported £3.4m rising to £5m deal this summer [Sky Sports].

The young Turkish international was spotted being put through his paces alongside his teammates as fans continue to call for the youngster to be more involved in the side.

Ridvan Yilmaz is Rangers’ biggest summer signing but to date the the left-back has played only five games for the side and is yet to feature in the Group Stages.

This comes after Yilmaz featured twice for Besiktas at this level last season, the Turkish star hooked at half-time in a 2-0 defeat to Besiktas and playing the full 90 minutes in a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Sporting Lisbon.

Rangers introducing Ridvan Yilmaz slowly

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has also alluded to the youngster getting more game time as he begins to settle into life in Scotland at Ibrox.

Jumping to the defence of Ridvan Yilmaz amid Rangers fan frustrations regarding a lack of involvement, the Dutchman suggested the club are taking it slow introducing the left-back to the side.

This comes after the youngster played 90 minutes in Rangers’ 1-0 League Cup win over Dundee.

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“I think Ridvan’s performance was good today,” said Van Bronckhorst [Rangers].

“He is settling in really well and we needed to give him some more time to adjust and I think he is in a good place at the moment so I am happy with his performance that he could play 90 minutes today.”

Rangers fans might be excited to see Ridvan Yilmaz get his first start for the club against on-form Napoli but something tells us Borna Barisic will get the nod as the club face a tough task in Italy.

Meanwhile, the comments of one former Premier League boss have piqued the interest of Rangers fans.