In-form winger could be surprise difference maker for Rangers in the weeks ahead
Rangers’ 2-0 victory over Partick Thistle was notable not only for two excellent goals by Josh Windass and James Tavernier, but another fine performance by winger Daniel Candeias.
The 29-year-old was at the centre of the opening goal, exchanging passes with Jason Cummings before his sliderule pass along the penalty box was finished in style by Windass.
The assist was Candeias’ 7th of the season, and the Portugese winger has been – along with Alfredo Morelos – the most successful signings made by former manager Pedro Caixinha.
Candeias was relatively inconsistent at the start of the season, but recently he has been on a fine run of form.
He gave Kieran Tierney all sorts of problems in the recent goalless Old Firm derby and was at the centre of the Gers’ second-half period of domination.
He also chipped in with the opening goal in the recent 2-1 win over Ross County, taking his tally of the season to five.
With the Gers now only three points behind Aberdeen in the battle for second place in the Scottish Premiership table and still in the Scottish Cup, the aim for Graeme Murty’s side for the rest of the season must be to finish second in the league and go as far as they can in the Scottish Cup.
Candeias may well play a big part in how successful the Light Blues are in achieving those aims, which would be a big surprise considering the way he started his Ibrox career.
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