Between all the comings and goings at Rangers this season, full back Jon Flanagan has quietly got his head down, went about his business and looked every piece the Premiership defender Rangers fans hoped he would be.

Jon Flanagan has began to repay the faith shown in him by the Rangers support with strong, composed performances so far. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jon Flanagan

After another strong showing against Aberdeen at the weekend, the England cap is fast becoming an unsung hero in the Rangers team, earning comparisons to club legend Sasa Papac and not being afraid to dig in even though he’s playing out of position.

On the unfamiliar left-hand side of the pitch Flanagan has been composed, reliable and sharp in the tackle.

Flanagan has been helped by his relationship with Rangers Gaffer Steven Gerrard, with whom he started his playing career at Liverpool.

Jon Flanagan and Steven Gerrard were teammates together at Liverpool. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

At the age of 25, Flanagan still has plenty of time to recapture the form which earned him a call up to and cap with the England National Team in 2014 in a 2-2 draw with Ecuador.

Off the field issues hampered a young Flanagan, who was sent on loan to Burnley and then a struggling Bolton, before being released by Liverpool and picked up by Rangers.

A strong start has done plenty to help put all of his past behind him, and both Rangers and the player may have found a great blend to get the best out of each other, especially with Gerrard being manager. The fans agree.

Coming in on a free, the transfer is low-risk for everyone involved, and with Flanagan showing in the early matches just how hungry he is to be a success, his growing value and obvious ability means he could prove to be one of the signings of the season.