By Jack Cunningham

7th Oct, 2021 | 3:15pm

Rangers man Juninho Bacuna forced to travel 7000km for his country

New Rangers signing Juninho Bacuna was forced to travel 7000km to represent his country Curacao in a 4-0 friendly defeat to Bahrain.

The Scottish Sun report that the 24-year-old had took part in a mammoth off-field journey to play for his country just three days after he played against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership.

This is hardly ideal for the Gers or Bacuna, and everyone will hope that he returns from the international break in top condition.

Bad news for Bacuna.

This is not ideal for Bacuna, who, after a stop-start time at Ibrox so far, could probably have done without travelling that far across the world to take part in a friendly.

Hopefully, this doesn’t negatively impact his fitness, and he can return in good condition for the Gers’ game against Hearts.

Last summer, the 24-year-old was the only signing that cost the Gers anything, but he has struggled for game time.

He has made five appearances in which he has only managed to get 91 minutes into his legs, including a slight knock against Sparta Prague last week – so, the last thing he needed really was a long flight to play for his country.

However, maybe the 90 minutes will do him good in the long run and lead to Bacuna making more of an impact on the first team than he has managed so far.

Steven Gerrard has spoken highly of his new signing, so hopefully, we see the best of him soon [Rangers TV].

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