Danny Wilson explains reason why Nathan Oduwa has improved since Rangers transfer

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Danny Wilson has been impressed with Nathan Oduwa's work rate since joining Rangers.

Rangers defender Danny Wilson has told The Scottish Sun that winger Nathan Oduwa's improved work rate is just as impressive as his trickery.

Mark Warburton's side hammered Raith Rovers 5-0 on Saturday afternoon, as goals from Lee Wallace, James Tavernier, Barrie McKay and two Martyn Waghorn penalties made it nine wins from nine games this season - yet despite not getting his name on the scoresheet, it was Oduwa who stole the show.

Oduwa, 19, joined Rangers on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur - the club where he has come up through the ranks - this summer, with Spurs hoping that the winger would get valuable first-team experience during his time at Ibrox.

Having been eased in to life in the Scottish Championship, Oduwa started against Raith Rovers, and produced a superb performance before being substituted on 70 minutes in favour of Ryan Hardie.

With devastating pace and outrageous trickery, Oduwa has quickly become a fan favourite at Ibrox, and now his team-mates are piling on the praise.

Defender Danny Wilson has told The Scottish Sun that Oduwa has already improved during his time with Rangers, and it's down to the fact that he has added work rate to his game, tracking back to help his defence rather than just focusing on his attacking qualities.

"Nathan is brilliant. It’s not just his tricks and skills," said Wilson. "He has added a workrate since he’s come into the team. He is winning the ball back then going out and doing his bit. He is a fantastic player with great ability and he has a good head on his shoulders too," he added.

Wilson's praise of Oduwa will be music to the ears of Tottenham fans and staff, who are all hoping for rapid development from their teenage winger this season.

In a physical league such as the Scottish Championship, Oduwa is learning the uglier side of the game to go along with his flamboyant play in the final third - and that can only make him a better player in years to come.

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