Ibrox star’s protégé catches excitable eye as some bears convinced Gers
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Rangers star's protégé catches eye as Gers fans ask transfer question

As Rangers drew 1-1 with St Johnstone there were a handful of positives for the Gers but the performance of one young protégé to a current Ibrox star certainly caught the eye.

Rangers managed to get much-needed minutes into the legs of captain James Tavernier whilst Scott Wright got his first Gers goal and a host of Ibrox fringe players got a run out.

Ali McCann of St Johnstone has impressed watching Rangers fans this season with the Northern Ireland international considered a potential protégé to midfielder Steven Davis. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

St Johnstone were certainly good for the point and worked hard throughout the game but the performance of young Northern Irish international Ali McCann had Gers fans chatting post-match.


The 21-year-old midfielder has been signposted as a potential long-term successor to Rangers star Steven Davis’ Ulster midfield throne but the two lined up on opposite sides in Perth.

Veteran midfielder Davo, now 36, is Northern Ireland and the UK’s most capped footballer of all time and a shining example of how to operate as a professional.

Lauded as one of the best midfielders of a generation – with comparisons to Xavi and Iniesta by former coach Mauricio Pochettino – Davis is one in a million.

Comparisons to the talented Rangers midfielder are therefore not to be taken lightly and McCann certainly caught the eye of Gers fans for his impressive performance at McDiarmid Park:



It’s not the first time we’ve spoke about Ali McCann and his performances for St Johnstone and plenty of Rangers fans would’ve had one eye on the midfielder last night.

HERE we muse over the possibility of McCann joining the ranks at Ibrox as a long-term replacement for the Ulster Xavi.

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