Former Gers favourite scores excellent volley for Euro top-flight side as fine personal run continues
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Former Rangers star Daniel Candeias scores excellent volley for Genclerbirligi

Former Rangers winger Daniel Candeias scored a fine volley for Genclerbirligi on Saturday as his strong personal form continues.

Candeias spent two years at Ibrox between 2017 and 2019, quickly becoming a fan favourite due to his high work rate and ability to produce moments of brilliance.

Daniel Candeias celebrates netting for Rangers in the Europa League against Spartak Moscow. (Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images)

The 32-year-old was one of Steven Gerrard’s most used players across the 2018/19 campaign but after being warned that his game time could be reduced, he opted to leave the club, joining Genclerbirligi on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee in July 2019 [STV].

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Gençler finished in the bottom half of the Turkish Super Lig table in Candeias’ first season and it looks as though they’ll be in a scrap for survival this time around.

On Saturday afternoon, they secured just their fifth point of the campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to Gaziantep, with the former Ger getting on the scoresheet.

Former Rangers star Daniel Candeias in action for Genclerbirligi against Gaziantep. (Photo by Mustafa Murat Kaynak/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The visitors took the lead in the first half courtesy of an Alexandru Maxim penalty, but the home side rallied after the break and Candeias scored a high-quality equaliser in the 56th minute.

As shown by footage shared by the winger on Twitter, he makes a late run into the right side of the box and is picked out by a hanging cross from the left, which he thumps back across goal into the bottom left corner.

It was a fine finish and an important goal, with the resulting point moving the Ankara-based club up to 18th in the 21-team league.

Candeias has now scored or assisted each of his team’s last three league goals, with the winger playing every minute of the Super Lig campaign so far.


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