When will Steven Gerrard give Eros Grezda his shot?
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When will Steven Gerrard give Eros Grezda his shot?

Eros Grezda’s game-time so far at Rangers has been a little disappointing.

Fair enough, he’s not long in the door. Since returning from international duty with Albania last month, Grezda has hardly featured. Just the two cameo appearances against Dundee and Ayr United have occurred.

So far, Daniel Candeias’ consistency is becoming a problem. The right-winger initially looked like he wasn’t giving up his jersey without a fight. Some decent displays since returning to the fold recently ignited hopes that we were in for a good battle.

Eros Grezda has made just two appearances at Rangers so far (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sunday’s display from Candeias againast Livingston, however, wasn’t of the required standard. Candeias does a lot of running, but he’s extremely limited in his qualities as a footballer. That much is looking clear at this stage. Far too many times is he beating his man only to hit the first-man with his cross.

Highly-frustrating Candeias

It’s a highly frustrating element of Candeias’ play for Rangers supporters, and he could do with being out of the side more often.

That leads us to the highly-rated Grezda. You have to wonder what’s taking so long for him to become a mainstay in the side. Is it the fact that Steven Gerrard wanted to keep Candeias in the side whilst he felt he was performing?

Candeias had been playing well as of late, but he could do with a little spell out of the side for now. This is where Grezda should come in and show what he’s all about.

Daniel Candeias is struggling for consistency this season (David Aliaga/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

We’ve heard stories in the past of the Albanian being worth £20million in the future. If that’s the case, then it’s time we started seeing a bit of that potential with him in the side.

Rangers badly lacked some efficient creativity against Livingston. That’s now what you could say about matches at Ibrox, but it was certainly the case in West Lothian.

If Grezda truly was signed to be the first-choice right-back, and you have to imagine he was, then it’s time to get him in the side.

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