Rangers fans have responded after former Ibrox favourite Daniel Candeias wished his old club good luck for Saturday’s Premiership clash against Dundee United.
Candeias was one of the few positives to emerge from Pedro Caixinha’s era at Ibrox, with the Portuguese embracing life as a Rangers player and winning over the supporters with his committed displays.
He featured regularly during Steven Gerrard’s first season as manager, producing several memorable performances.
One such outing came away at Spartak Moscow in the Europa League group stages.
The winger scored a stunning second goal for the Gers on the night, taking a wonderful touch on the turn after being played in behind by Jon Flanagan, before confidently firing a finish into the bottom left corner.
The strike was chosen as Saturday’s ‘Goal of the Day’ and Candeias, who now plays in the Turkish Super Lig for Genclerbirligi, responded after being tagged by the club.
“Always Rangers, good luck for today,” he wrote on Twitter.
His tweet prompted a considerable response from Gers supporters, many of whom clearly miss seeing Candeias grafting away on the right flank.
Luck would be less needed if you were still part of the team … yes, I am in with the many that still miss you playing for Rangers, Morelos an Tavernier haven’t been as good since you left in my opinion. Hope you are doing Grand Sir 💙🏴
— Leigh Ann Wylie (@LeighAnnWylie) September 12, 2020
Top man and player Daniel. The Rangers fans love you 🇬🇧🏴
— cam rankin (@camrankin2) September 12, 2020
Still missing you in the team💙🇬🇧
— scott 1972 (@scottsmidy) September 12, 2020
I still wonder why you left
— Jim (@_JamesBrand) September 12, 2020
Always gave 100% 💙
— CaliPoppyRocks (@CaliPoppyRocks) September 12, 2020
Come back 💙
— Gary Donnelly (@DangerDonnelly) September 12, 2020
Miss you @Dcandeias11 😪🇬🇧
— Nathan Gilmore (@NWRG26) September 12, 2020
— St3vie3 (@St3vie31) September 12, 2020
Candeias and Gencler start their 2020/21 Super Lig campaign on Sunday evening away to Antalyaspor, having finished just four points above the relegation zone last season.