Rangers returned to winning ways on Saturday afternoon in their 3-1 victory over Motherwell at Ibrox.
It wasn’t straight forward though, as they had to come from behind through goals from Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten at Ibrox.
The Swiss international got the goal that put his side ahead, and Steven Gerrard has labelled his performance as “outstanding.”
Speaking to the official website after the game, Gerrard wasn’t short on words to praise some of his key men against Motherwell.
“I thought Ceddy [Itten] was outstanding when he came on, as were Ianis Hagi and Joe Aribo,” he said.
“Ceddy does what he does – he is a bit of a pest, a bit of a nuisance and he chases lost causes. It was a fantastic header at the back post to put us in front and then, a lot of people would give up then and think the game is won.
“But Ceddy keeps going and going and I am sure the fans will really appreciate the effort he gave today.”
With Alfredo Morelos serving the last of his two-game ban, it was vital that Rangers have this new-found strength in depth this season.
The Swiss striker struggled in midweek at St. Mirren, but he certainly bounced back against Motherwell with a great all-round performance – one which was capped off by his goal and being in the perfect place at the perfect time.
Alex McLeish exclusively told Ibrox News that Itten would be the man to take over from Morelos, and it will be interesting to see if he keeps that spot from the Colombian.
Itten only came off the bench for the final 20 minutes, but he certainly proved himself over Jermain Defoe, scoring with his only shot and winning an aerial duel and tackle according to WhoScored.
Gerrard has serious options for the game against St Johnstone on Wednesday, and Itten has certainly thrown his name into the hat.
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