Rangers player Dean Shiels has told the Glasgow Evening Times why he feels the experienced John Eustace will be an important player for the club.
Shiels has explained that he’s already getting positive vibes from the experienced midfielder, suggesting that he will excel in a holding midfield role under Mark Warburton this season.
The player is yet to officially complete a move to the club, with the paper suggesting that he’s expected to sign a deal with the Gers before the end of this week.
“You can tell from speaking to him about the game that he’s got a lot of knowledge about it. He’s got positive things to offer the group, and if that works out, he’ll be a great addition,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“He’s a typical midfielder, he can sit, he can get in the box and score goals, but he’s probably best as a sitting midfielder.”
“He’s also been captain at nearly every club he’s been at, so those leadership qualities will be key going into the season. His experience can be a help.”
Experience is key
Warburton is in a very exciting position because Rangers have a squad which is packed with some very young and exciting players.
An injection of proven quality and experience is key for any team, but more so at Rangers because of the pressure and magnitude involved in representing the football club.
Eustace is someone who can keep the younger players calm during high pressure stages of the season and he’s also someone who can help to coach and guide younger players as they begin their careers with the club.
That in turn takes a little bit of pressure away from the manager, which will allow Warburton to focus on other high priority areas.