Barry Ferguson was full of praise for Rangers youngster Scott Wright after he featured in 5-2 win over Royal Antwerp on Thursday ight.

The winger is only a month into his Ibrox career but he has already made a good impression.

He has been limited to substitute appearances so far but Ferguson believes he may not be far away from a start, and showed what he is all about on Thursday.

The ex-Ger told The Go Radio Football Show (27/2, 1:04:42), “He looked really direct, positive when he came on. For me he wants to try and show the manager that he needs to be involved.

“He’s impressed me when he’s come on, he’s only had cameo appearances but he’s shown a real willingness to get on the ball and make something happen.

“He certainly did that once again on Thursday night when he came on.

“He looks a confident boy, he’s got a wee bit of arrogance and I think you need that.”


Time to shine

There are possibly only three games left until Rangers lift the title and Steven Gerrard could begin experimenting with the team after that.

He could have five games left to hand opportunities to back-up players like Nathan Patterson and Jack Simpson, and Scott Wright could also get a chance.

Our wide players have been in good form recently and since competition for places is high it is no surprise that Wright is yet to start.

However, he has shown encouraging signs so far and looks determined to prove himself.

He is not a player who looks to play things safe, nor does he look under pressure playing for a big club.

That is what we want to see, and it seems Gerrard is a fan too.

The Rangers boss made a point in bringing forward his transfer and the fact he brought him on in a big European game suggests he believes in him.

We are encouraged by that, and expect big things from the 23-year-old when he finally gets his chance to start.

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