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Neil McCann praises Daniel Candeias after Rangers thrash Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Daniel Candeias started for Rangers as they thrashed Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup on Wednesday night.

Candeias of Rangers is seen in action during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

BBC pundit Neil McCann has claimed that Rangers midfielder Daniel Candeias has been a 'real success' for the club following his side's 5-0 win over Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup on Wednesday night.

The 30-year-old winger started on the right-hand side for Steven Gerrard and supplied three assists during the match - McCann described his assist for the second goal on the night as 'sublime'. 

Candeias moved to Ibrox during the summer of 2017 from Portuguese side Benfica when his fellow countryman, Pedro Caxinhna brought him to the club. 

 

Former Rangers man McCann explained what he likes about Candeias' style of play and why he has been a 'success' since he moved to Glasgow as he saluted his performance on the night.  

"He's a player I have always liked," McCann told BBC Sport. "He has come over to this country and I think he has really embraced the work rate. He's beavering away.

"He has come off the wide berth there and he's working away into the middle of the park which leads to him getting back possession of the ball and rolling Morelos for his third goal.

"But I just love his all-round makeup. He has been a real success for me. And having been a wide player myself, I just love when they are getting assists. His ball for Morelos' second goal was just sublime. It's everything you want from a wide player."

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers reacts during the Scottish Cup 5th Round Replay between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

In the game itself, striker Alfredo Morelos stole the show on the night as he bagged four goals following his return from suspension - without him, Rangers drew blanks in their previous two matches. 

If Morelos had not scored four goals then there is no doubt that Candeias would have been one of the main men collecting the Man of the Match award at the end of the game.

Throughout the night, he caused various problems for the opposition as he helped book his side's place in the next round where they will play bitter rivals Aberdeen. 

Over the course of the season, Candeias has played 39 games for his team, scoring five goals and supplying his teammates with nine assists, according to transfermarkt.  

Daniel Candeias of Rangers is faced by Liam Kelly of Livingston FC as he shoots during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27,...

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