By Nick Ware

8th Feb, 2021 | 5:00pm

'I have no doubt' - Ex-Bear makes big top-6 PL claim about Rangers ace

Former Rangers goalkeeper Antti Niemi has tipped Glen Kamara to play for a ‘top six’ Premier League side after a series of sterling displays this season.

Kamara has been in impressive form for the Light Blues over the course of the current campaign and looks to be one of the biggest bargains in the club’s history after joining for a mere £50,000 in January 2019, a complete snip in the current climate of inflated transfer fees as the club took advantage of his expiring contract at Dundee.

The Finland international had a steady first 18 months but has kicked on further this season as the Gers have swept all before them in the Premiership, going unbeaten in their first 28 games as they look set to secure the famous 55.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Record, formers Gers goalkeeper and current Finland coach Niemi has backed his countryman to go to the very top, saying: “I have no doubt that he could go down and play for the biggest clubs in the English Premier League, Bundesliga or Serie A. He has the ability to play for any good team.

“If you put Glen Kamara in a top six Premier League team would he look out of place?

“My answer is simply no, he would look very good.”

Eyes on the prize, Glen

Niemi’s words are all well and good but first and foremost Kamara still has work to achieve at Ibrox before he thinks about any move away.

There are trophies to be secured this season and the chance to go deep into the Europa League knock-out stages so the 25-year-old must maintain his focus.

Furthermore there are facets of his game that he needs to work on.

Kamara has contributed to just two goals this season via a goal apiece in the Premiership and Europa League.

Even more concerning is the lack of assists – he has a grand total of zero this term.

That is a pretty shocking statistic considering the level of dominance enjoyed by Rangers in the Premiership in particular.

He may not have been brought in to fire the goals but Gerrard will surely be asking for more from him in this area.

The Light Blues have scored 68 league goals so the fact that he has only contributed to one when he has started 20 games reflects poorly on Kamara.

Niemi’s shouts of a top-six Premier League move look premature and his failure to step up and be counted in the dismal 1-1 draw at Hamilton on Sunday takes further credence away from these comments.

Without Steven Davis and Ryan Jack in the starting XI Kamara should have shown some authority and controlled the mdifield battle but he was unsuccessful in this and the Gers suffered as a result.

In other Rangers news, Mark Hateley rounds on Gers midfielder for Accies shocker.