By Daniel Feliciano

10th Mar, 2022 | 10:45pm

Stephen Craigan gushes over 'terrific' Rangers ace Calvin Bassey v Red Star

Calvin Bassey has been hailed as a ‘shining light’ for Rangers over the last couple of months, after his ‘terrific’ performance against Red Star by BT Sport commentator Stephen Craigan.

Bassey moved from his usual centre-back role out to left-back and was excellent once again, flying up and down the wing all night to ensure he was helping the team at both ends of the pitch.

Craigan, who was part of the BT Sport commentary team for the game, ensured he received praise for his part in the big win at Ibrox on the night but also his form over the course of the season so far.

“The recovery run from Rangers players there, just to get back goal side and put them under pressure. Terrific play from Calvin Bassey,” he said.

“He really has been a shining light over the last couple of months for Rangers.”

Bassey has played in 22 of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s 24 games in charge and has established himself as a regular in the side from the start.


Rangers fans love a player who gives absolutely everything to the badge and the shirt and that is exactly what Bassey does.

Whether it’s in his more natural centre-back position or out on the left, there is no disputing the effort and commitment that he shows in every game and you can’t ask any more than that from him.

He got the important assist against Borussia Dortmund in the second leg at Ibrox for James Tavernier to show his quality going forward, but has also made countless key challenges at the back.

He’s only 22-years-old and after joining on a free transfer from Leicester at the start of last season, he has learnt the Rangers way and gone from strength to strength.

With plenty of room for improvement ahead of him too, he could establish himself as a regular in this side for years to come and nobody would be happier than the fans.

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