The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell has urged Rangers fans to be patient with summer signing Cedric Itten.
The striker came off the bench during the final moments of Sunday’s 4-0 win over Ross County.
Itten has been limited to just two league starts this season, making a further 10 appearances off the bench.
Writing after the game for The Athletic, Campbell praised the striker, despite his limited involvement: “Think it’s important he gets more time in some games as coming on with 15 minutes probably adds to the angst for more goals.
“I think he shows some nice touches and is more mobile than perhaps he looks.”
There’s no doubting that things have been difficult for Itten since he arrived at the club. Game time has been limited, with Kemar Roofe, Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos all in fine form.
The trio have scored 14 goals between them and registered a further five assists, according to WhoScored, so finding an opening in the front three was always going to be tough.
Against Ross County, Itten impressed off the bench and it was his determination and willingness late on that helped him set up Jermain Defoe for the fourth goal of the game.
Having previously been described as ‘a big giant of a guy’ by Alex McLeish, it’s easy to see how Itten could bring a physical presence into Rangers’ attack alongside the pace of Kent and Roofe.
Morelos has only missed one game through injury this season, but with games coming thick and fast during December, Steven Gerrard will surely be forced to rotate his front three on occasions.
Itten will be hoping that he can feature during the busy Christmas period – the Gers play six times between now and the end of the year, across three different competitions.
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