By Sam Stone

3rd Dec, 2022 | 1:10pm

Brian Laudrup 'intrigued' by Michael Beale verdict on Rangers 'mental state'

Brian Laudrup was intrigued by Michael Beale’s comments on the “mental state” of some Rangers players as the 42-year-old held his first press conference as the club’s manager.

Beale has been working with the players over the course of the week, with the former QPR boss looking to assess his squad before the Scottish Premiership returns on 15 December.

Laudrup has highlighted the Rangers’ boss comments on his squad’s mental state, with the likes of Glen Kamara struggling under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

“I was also intrigued by the new manager talking about trying to ‘remove some clouds’ in terms of the mental state of some players,” said Laudrup (Scottish Daily Mail, pg 106, print edition).

“He didn’t mention any names. I guess Kamara might be one of them, but I would say Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent are also in that category.”

Fresh start

Van Brocnkhorst’s sacking would’ve come as a relief to Kamara who has been a bit-part player so far in the 2022/23 season. Beale’s appointment, coupled with the extended break will feel like a fresh start for the 27-year-old. On his day the midfielder can be a force to be reckoned with, and the Gers will be looking to get the best out of the Finland international for the remainder of the season.

He is contracted to the club until 2025 and despite questions over his future, it is likely Beale will want him to stay at the club. A number of these players have played under the 42-year-old before and it will be interesting to see if they can rediscover their form from the title-winning season.

When it comes to the likes of Morelos and Kent, it’s clear there is a mental issue going on, particularly in the Colombian’s case. For a striker, confidence is everything and at the moment he looks ineffectual in front of goal.

Beale coming in and giving the 26-year-old a new lease of life could well save his Rangers career.

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