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Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard seemingly suggests Lassana Coulibaly has big role to play at Ibrox

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have only just snapped up Lassana Coulibaly on a season-long loan.

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard has hinted that Lassana Coulibaly is set to go straight into Glasgow Rangers' starting line-up this season in the Scotsman.

Coulibaly only signed for Rangers on loan move from Angers earlier this week, but Gerrard feels he is a different option to what he already has at Ibrox.

Coulibaly loves a physical battle, and Gerrard believes the 22-year-old’s battling qualities could be key for Rangers in the upcoming season.

Angers' Malian midfielder Lassana Coulibaly (L) vies with Nancy's Tunisian defender Tobias Badila during the French League Cup football match Angers (SCO) vs Nancy (ASNL), on October 25,...

“Lassana is a very different midfield player in the destroyer mode who is very powerful, aggressive, who will snap about and win tackles for us and break it up and use the ball intelligently,” Gerrard said.

“He’s got good experience in the French League. He’s mixed it with the best in that league and we believe he will be an important player for us.”

Rangers already have a wealth of central midfielders at the club, so it may be up to Gerrard to offload some of his current options now.

Steven Gerrard shakes hands with Dave King as he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The likes of Andy Halliday, Jason Holt and Greg Docherty could all be candidates to leave Ibrox, either on loan or permanently.

Rangers have been extremely active in the transfer window so far, bringing in nine new players to help strengthen Gerrard’s options.

The likes of Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria have both been added to Rangers squad, alongside Coulibaly, to add competition for places in the midfield area.

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