Rangers midfielder Juninho Bacuna may be able to take advantage of the hectic festive spell and grab his chance to shine under Giovanni van Bronckhorst as the side take on Dundee Utd tomorrow.

Bacuna, who was signed by Steven Gerrard in the summer from Huddersfield, has only featured twice under the Dutchman, once in a 29-minute cameo in the dead rubber European tie against Lyon and seven minutes in the win against Dundee.

Olympique Lyonnais v Rangers FC: Group A - UEFA Europa League
Juninho Bacuna needs to grab his chance at Rangers, could the Dundee Utd game be the best place to start? (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

The player shone at Huddersfield, scoring 12 goals in 107 appearances for the side, which included playing one season in the Premier League, before joining the Ibrox side.

The 24-year-old arrived at the club with potential but has struggled to push his way into the starting XI so far this season. He made only eight appearances [SofaScore] under Gerrard before the Englishman left for Aston Villa.

Since van Bronckhorst has been in charge, opportunities have been limited for the former Premier League player, although this may change as the side face four fixtures in 16 days.

The 46-year-old may ring some changes against Dundee Utd tomorrow to keep the team fresh for the Boxing Day clash with St Mirren and this could be the perfect opportunity for Bacuna.

Olympique Lyon v Rangers FC: Group A - UEFA Europa League
Giovanni van Bronckhorst may well give Bacuna the chance to shine against Dundee Utd as Rangers aim to maintain momentum. (Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

Should a chance be presented to the player, then he really needs to step up and show his worth. With interest being spiked in Glen Kamara and the contract of Steven Davis expiring at the end of the season, a good performance might save van Bronckhorst money in the transfer market.

In other news, Rangers’ clash against St Mirren could be in doubt after positive Covid tests have emerged from the Paisley side.

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