Kenny Miller labels Rangers loanee Ovie Ejaria 'fantastic' player

Rangers Captain Kenny Miller walks from the pitch at the final whistle after his team where beaten 5-1 by Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and...

Former Glasgow Rangers forward Kenny Miller suggested that the Ibrox side have landed a gem in their latest signing.

Ovie Ejaria of Sunderland in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

In comments reported by BBC Sport, Kenny Miller has labelled Ovie Ejaria a fantastic player following the latter's loan move to Rangers, but questioned whether the Gers should be targeting more established names ahead of Steven Gerrard's first season at Ibrox.

The Gers have completed a number of deals since the previous Scottish Premiership campaign concluded, but Ejaria became the first following Gerrard's arrival with the 20-year-old joining on a season-long loan from Liverpool. 

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

On paper, it appears to be something of a gamble from the Light Blues. Ejaria has struggled to break into the Reds' first-team and endured a difficult loan spell at Sunderland during the second-half of this past season - with the Black Cats ending the campaign with their second relegation in 12 months. 

But Miller - who has now left Rangers, according to BBC Sport - was full of praise for the young midfielder, insisting that he could prove to be a superb signing for his old side.

Ovie Ejaria of Liverpool  and  Reiss Nelson of Arsenal in action during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Meadow Park on August 25, 2017 in Borehamwood, England.

"I think he's a fantastic player. He could be a real highlight if he plays the way I've seen him play on a few occasions. I really liked the way he played," he told BBC Sport.

"But still, do you want bigger names, do you want more experienced players who have actually done it to maybe get the fans excited?"

Ejaria will certainly have to live up to Miller's praise if he hopes to make the most of his time at Ibrox as he is arguably competing for a spot in the team where Rangers appear to boast their most depth. 

But with Miller praising him, Gerrard signing him and Liverpool handing him a new contract before his departure, it would appear that Ejaria does indeed have the tools to thrive during the coming year.

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