Former Rangers winger Daniel Candeias is the scorer of today’s Goal of the Day on the club’s official Twitter account – and fans still haven’t got over the Portuguese star’s departure.
Candeias left Ibrox last year to join Turkish side Gençlerbirliği but many fans feel that the Gers still haven’t replaced him in the starting XI.
⚽️ GOAL OF THE DAY: Daniel Candeias v Ross County pic.twitter.com/scICqhJV1V
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 11, 2020
Candeias’ side are in action tonight when they face Göztepe in the Turkish Süper Lig and the 32-year-old will be hoping to add to his three goals and six assists so far this season.
Despite being in 12th spot in the table, Gençlerbirliği are not yet safe from the threat of relegation, given that they are only two points clear of the relegation zone with three games left.
Ianis Hagi has largely filled the gap left in the side since Candeias’ exit but the Romanian would be a better fit centrally and has yet to build up the same sort of relationship with James Tavernier.
Tav and Candeias were massively influential down the right together and some fans feel Gerrard is still to replace Candeias in the year since he was sold – with one calling him one of his “favourite Rangers of the modern era.”
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
One of my favourite Rangers of the modern era.
No I'm not suggesting we re-sign him, just appreciating what we had😉 https://t.co/WpJorSkNaK
— Taco Monster (@tacomonster_) July 11, 2020
STILL haven’t replaced the wee man, biggest signing this summer should be a RW it’s an absolute priority and why it hasn’t happened yet is becoming worrying. https://t.co/fl5kzSYE1e
— . (@copland72) July 11, 2020
— Kimberley Neil (@rockchick151176) July 11, 2020
Didn’t want tears down my eyes first thing in the morning but here we are 🥺 https://t.co/SAW930d1q8
— oh mY Frick (@Div_0711) July 11, 2020
Just miss Candeias man😫 https://t.co/chdd6wDHor
— Arran (@ArranTro13) July 11, 2020
No going to lie. I miss him. https://t.co/skmmK6y4R9
— David Graham (@Copland_Loyal) July 11, 2020
Never replaced him. https://t.co/4TjYfskQOY
— Christopher Cooper (@ChrisCooper0) July 11, 2020