Rangers boss makes his opinion of Nathan Oduwa known

Mark Warburton

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has backed Nathan Oduwa to recapture his old form.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told The Glasgow Evening Times that he is confident that Nathan Oduwa will recapture his old form.

Warburton made the comments about the 19-year-old winger before today’s Scottish Championship game against Falkirk away from home at the Falkirk Stadium.

“Nathan came out, hit the ground running and got everyone's attention,” said the Englishman about the Tottenham-owned youngster to The Glasgow Evening Times.

“He has a magnificent wow factor for the first seven or eight weeks then there is the understanding that the expectation doesn't go away, it is constant from the fans, the media and what it is playing for Rangers.

“He had a small dip but he trained outstandingly well today. Young players have peaks and troughs. As long as you get more peaks than troughs then you will be ok.”

Oduwa joined Rangers on a season-long loan deal from Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

The 19-year-old immediately started to showcase his talent, creating chances, providing assists and enthralling the Ibrox faithful with his tricks.

However, in recent weeks, the England Under-20 international has struggled to play well and has been in and out of the Gers’ starting lineup.

While many Rangers will be frustrated, they need to understand that Oduwa is only 19 years of age and is at the start of his career.

Warburton knows how to deal with talented, young players, and he is taking the right approach with the Tottenham-owned youngster by publicly backing him.

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