Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has raved about midfielder Glen Kamara following his side’s 4-0 win over Dundee United, as captured by RangersTV.
Ryan Kent, James Tavernier, Kemar Roofe and Scott Arfield were all on target for the Gers in the mauling at Ibrox.
Kamara wasn’t included in the starting XI but was introduced off the bench in just the 11th minute, when Ryan Jack was forced off with a calf injury.
The 24-year-old would never have expected to come on so early, but he slotted seamlessly into the midfield alongside the outstanding Steven Davis.
He has been criticised for being too safe in possession this season but his confidence appears to have returned following an impressive showing for Finland in midweek and he earned praise for his efforts.
In response to RangersTV pundit Neil McCann’s claim that Kamara has ‘so much to give’ to the Rangers team, Gerrard said: “The previous coaches that have worked with Glen at Arsenal and when he moved on have done a fantastic job because he’s been schooled right.”
“I think he fits into our system like a glove. He could have started today, without a shadow of a doubt. He’s certainly pushing.
“I thought he was very good when he came on and over the course of the season Glen Kamara is going to get many more appearances. For me, Glen can do anything out there – he’s so comfortable as a six, in a three, in a two. He’s so intelligent and as I say, he’s pushing to be in the XI for sure.”
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Rangers boss Gerrard raves about Glen Kamara – Verdict
It has taken Kamara a while to find his feet this season but there can be little argument that he’s one of the bargain signings of the decade, arriving from Dundee in January 2019 for the paltry fee of £50,000.
His performances at international level have been consistently strong over the past 18 months and while his displays for the Gers have been a little more mixed, he’s certainly proven himself to be more than capable when everything clicks.
The injury sustained by Ryan Jack could mean that Kamara will now receive a run of games in the team and with European ties and a tricky trip to Hibernian on the horizon, he’ll need to be at his best.