Rangers fans were left a bit gutted when Daniel Candeias left the club, and his start in Turkey with Gençlerbirliği suggests he might well be having second thoughts.

The journeyman winger does what journeyman wingers do and decided to move on in the summer after he couldn’t be given assurances over game time.

But whilst he’s started all three of the Turkish clubs Super Lig fixtures playing 90 minutes, they’ve so far lost every game.

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Candeias – who is valued at 900k by Transfermarkt – returned to Turkey after a previous spell with Alanyaspor before joining Rangers. (Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Will what threatens to be a relegation battle in Turkey have the winger having second thoughts about leaving a potential title challenge at Ibrox?

Ask anyone and they’re likely to say the title challenge is the more preferable option of the two.


But the likeable Candeias clearly feels that at 31, he needs to be playing every week in order prolong his playing career.


A busy, work-horse of a player who was capable of producing on occasion, Candeias will be working to help his new side turn a corner in Turkey.

Rangers, however, appear to have moved on from the winger – even if they never signed a direct replacement in the summer.

Candeias – who was a popular figure at Ibrox – has now played for 14 clubs. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The club signed Sheyi Ojo, Jordan Jones, Greg Stewart and Brandon Barker to play on the flanks, before the big announcement of Ryan Kent on deadline day.

The Liverpool winger became the second-biggest transfer in Rangers history, joining the club in a deal which could eventually reach £7.5m [Sky Sports].

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