Reported Rangers January target shines for new club as Champions League ambitions boosted
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Reported Rangers January target shines for new club as Champions League ambitions boosted

Once Rangers-linked winger Andreas Skov Olsen impressed for new side Club Brugge as they defeated Charleroi 2-0, boosting their title hopes and the potential lucrative Champions League riches that come with it.

Skov Olsen started the match for Brugge and provided an assist for Mats Rits to score his second of the match, following a first-half strike, to extend the lead and it proved to be insurmountable.

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The Danish winger showed what the Gers could have had if the club had moved for the highly-rated talent as his assist was the sort of quality we are missing on the right-wing.

Andreas Skov Olsen impresses as Rangers could rue missing out on the Club Brugge winger

The 2-0 victory ensured Club Brugge remain in contention for the league title, although they sit nine points behind surprise leaders Royale Union SG.

Having won the previous two Belgian Jupiler League titles, there is still a faint hope of securing three in a row and the signing of Olsen could prove to be an attacking catalyst in their bid for glory.

With Rangers having missed out on the Dane, they signed Manchester United youngster Amad Diallo on loan until the end of the season to fill the void.

Diallo scored on his debut against Ross County and initial signs looked bright, although he appeared to be overwhelmed against Celtic in the crushing defeat.

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Although Skov Olsen may have cost a reported £5m, it may well have been a transfer that made a lot of sense for the Ibrox side. He could have provided the attacking threat we require from the wing, but it appears Brugge’s ability to flaunt the Champions League cash won the battle.

In other news, Rangers will wear their Gallant Pioneers kit for the visit of Aberdeen in March as part of the club’s 150th-anniversary celebrations.