Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the Glasgow Evening Times about the impact experienced midfielder John Eustace has already had in the squad.
The paper states that Warburton is wary of giving the player a contract to play for the Gers before he’s proved his fitness, but has commented on the positive effect that he feels the player has already had on his imminent new teammates.
“It’s just a case of getting the pace and the balance right with John. He is a very talented player and you’ll have seen the comments from others in the squad about how they have taken to him, how they are tapping into his experience,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“We are delighted with John, even with the role he is playing now. He has got so much to offer. It will be him and the other loan signing we intend to complete.”
Experience to counter the pressure
While Warburton believes that Eustace’s experience is already helping certain players in the Rangers squad, it’s also an asset which will help him when he’s finally turning out for the first team.
There is always going to be a very high level of pressure and expectation at Rangers and the intensity of criticism, which can be levelled at players may surprise the midfield after he’s signed on the dotted line of a deal.
Fortunately, he has the experience of having dealt with similar situations in the past and that should help him to find a way of remaining effective through big games and key periods of Rangers’ season as they look to get promoted into the Scottish Premiership.