Former Rangers winger Daniel Candeias grabbed two assists as he made a second-half cameo appearance in Alanyaspor’s 6-0 win over Hatayspor in the Turkish Super Lig.
Candeias came onto the pitch in the 63rd minute with the side already three goals up and looking comfortable for a straightforward win. Another three goals followed, with the 33-year-old assisting twice and the result moves the side up to fourth position.
Alanyaspor sits above the likes of Besiktas and Galatasaray in the league table as they aim for European qualification.
The Portuguese winger left Rangers in 2019 in what was a surprising departure at the time Many felt he could still have offered something as Steven Gerrard was set to begin his second season in charge.
Daniel Candeias could be reunited with former teammate Scott Arfield
Candeias could soon be joined in Turkey by former Ibrox teammate Scott Arfield, as both Alanyaspor and Hatayspor are keen on securing the midfielder on a pre-contract agreement [DailyMail].
This move appears to have come completely out of the blue. Although he was struggling to impose himself in the side earlier on in the season when Gerrard was in charge, he has impressed under Giovanni van Bronckhorst so far.
His contract expires at the end of the season and there haven’t been talks as of yet about the Dutchman offering another deal to Arfield.
The former Canadian international is a well-respected member of the squad and surely with two trophies to chase and a European tie against Dortmund to come, he would want to remain at Ibrox?
Hopefully, van Bronckhorst puts a new deal on the table, as a fit and hungry Scott Arfield will be key for the title run-in.
In other news, Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be the man to end a major Rangers drought this season.