When Rangers signed Leicester City midfielder Andy King on loan in the summer, there was admittedly some confusion about the signing.

Not least because of how well-stocked Rangers are in the middle. It also appeared ex-Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers had just given Rangers a boost by sending the Foxes legend to Ibrox on loan.

But nearly a month on from when King first walked through the door at Ibrox – save a few substitute appearances – we’ve yet to see how Steven Gerrard plans on using the player.

Leicester legend Andy King brings Premier League clout to Ibrox. He is adored by the Premier League club’s fans. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The industrious midfielder brings with him immense experience to Ibrox.

King is a Welsh international, a Premier League winner and is absolutely adored by the Foxes faithful.

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Seemingly fit after an injury lay off on loan at Derby County last season, this kind of footballer normally does very well at Rangers.

You know you’ll get 100% from King when he eventually does breakthrough into the first team, but there are several factors which may be limiting his opportunities.

 

Firstly, that injury on-loan at Derby last year means the 30-year-old may well still be working his way back to full fitness.

The Rangers midfield is also incredibly competitive – there are at least seven first-team players who can play in the position.

The form of Ryan Jack and Steven Davis has been exemplary, so you imagine if King is to secure a spot in midfield it’ll be in the third slot.

King has 50 caps and two goals for the Welsh national team. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

With Joe Aribo and Scott Arfield the likely choices in that more advanced midfield position, you begin to get an idea of the immense competition we have at Ibrox.

But Steven Gerrard will have a plan for King – he wasn’t signed to sit on the bench.

When we see it, don’t bet against the loyal, hard-working, goalscoring midfielder making a lasting impression at Ibrox.

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