Barry Ferguson makes admission about Rangers' Glen Kamara

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers' January signing was outstanding as Steven Gerrard's men claimed Old Firm victory at Ibrox.

Glen Kamara of Rangers is tackled by Scott Brown of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Barry Ferguson has admitted to the Daily Record that he has been surprised by how quickly Glen Kamara has settled at Rangers, and suggested that he would probably name the Gers January signing as the most impressive player on the pitch during Sunday's Old Firm game.

Steven Gerrard's men have sent out a clear warning ahead of next season, with goals from James Tavernier and Scott Arfield seeing them secure a deserved win against Celtic at Ibrox.

 

The Hoops will argue that they have already wrapped up the Scottish Premiership title and have a Scottish Cup final to look forward to. But it would be no surprise if the result and the performance counted against Neil Lennon as he looks to land the manager's job permanently.

And a key reason for Rangers' win was their dominance in the middle of the park that was led by Kamara and Arfield, who both ensured that Scott Brown had an extremely tough day. Kamara, in particular, was outstanding, and produced a brilliant piece of skill to skip past the Celtic captain in the build up to the second goal, that was finished by Arfield.

Glen Kamara of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ferguson singled out both players for praise, but went on to explain why Kamara's performance was what impressed him most on a fantastic day for the Light Blues.

"Kamara is arguably even more impressive in the sense of how quickly he has settled into this team having been signed from a struggling Dundee team with no shortage of doubters," he told the Record.

"When I watched Dundee he was always the player who caught the eye in terms of getting on the ball and passing it but it’s hard when you’re playing in a toiling team.

"I thought he’d need time to settle but he has just fitted in and looked like he’s been part of that team for a number of years. He’s really elegant on the ball, I really like him.

Glen Kamara of Rangers is challenged by Jeremy Toljan of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow,...

"The second goal reflected his class –great wee turn, lovely ball into Jermain Defoe for the dummy and then obviously Arfield finished it brilliantly."

There may well have been some fans who were slightly underwhelmed by Rangers' deal for Kamara in January given Dundee's struggles this season. But he has definitely silenced any doubters as he has unquestionably been one of the Gers' best players during the second-half of the season.

And if the Finland international's performance is a sign of what is to come, then Rangers will struggle to pull off a bigger masterstroke during Gerrard's tenure than the one of bringing him to Ibrox at the start of the year.

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