By saikatmandal

27th Sep, 2021 | 7:30am

James Tavernier raves about Rangers midfielder Juninho Bacuna

Rangers skipper James Tavernier has showered heaps of praise on midfielder Juninho Bacuna following his impressive cameo in the 1-0 win over Dundee on Saturday.

Joe Aribo scored the only goal of the match, with both Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos being involved in the build-up to the winner.

Rangers made sure that they held on to the slender lead, and Bacuna played an important part after coming off the bench.

Tavernier has suggested that he is heavily impressed with the 24-year-old midfielder, and hailed him as a “real quality”.

Bacuna joined the Gers this summer on a permanent deal after three seasons at Huddersfield. Although he is yet to start a game, it seems he has impressed everyone in training.

“Bacca has been really at it in training and I am sure he will get his shot at starting a game,” said Tavernier to the Daily Record.

“He has been a breath of fresh air and has shown real quality.”

Tavernier – a club legend.

The right-back made his 300th appearance for the club last week, and he is still hungry for more.

Last season, Tavernier enjoyed arguably his best season at the club, managing 19 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, and helped the Gers lift the SPL title.

He has one goal and four assists to his name thus far, and he feels that Rangers are reaching new heights.

In truth, Steven Gerrard’s side has looked a shadow of the side that went unbeaten in the league last season.

What should really frustrate Gerrard is that they are failing to create enough clear-cut chances.

Could Bacuna’s emergence help the squad? There is no one better to receive praise from than the skipper so he has clearly impressed.

At the moment, they’re picking up the crucial points, and it could make a big difference especially with Celtic struggling to mount a serious title challenge.

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