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5th Jun, 2018 | 10:22am

'Great young player' – Former teammate says Rangers target will boss it in Scotland

Sunderland goalkeeper Lee Camp believes that Ovie Ejaria would be a huge success at Rangers, should he join the Rangers revolution under Steven Gerrard.

The 20-year-old midfielder spent the second-half of last season on-loan at the Stadium of Light, and the Scottish Sun recently reported that Ejarie is a target for the new Gers boss.

Camp believes that the player would thrive in the Scottish Premiership.

“Ovie is a great young player, really modest and respectful, and full of ability” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“He created chances, he got a goal and in a successful, attacking team, he would thrive.

“Rangers would offer that platform. Ovie needs to be on the ball creating things, and he would get the chance at Ibrox.

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“In most games, Rangers will be doing the attacking and that would suit him down to the ground. Ovie would really stand out.”

Ejarie made 11 appearances for the Black Cats last season, but was unable to prevent their relegation to League One.

Football Insider verdict

These are certainly encouraging words from Lee Camp, but of course it’s what Ovie Ejaria does on the pitch that is the most important thing. It is all well and good playing well for a struggling Sunderland side, but he will face a completely different kind of pressure when he plays for the Gers. He does seem to be a strong midfield battler who is good on the ball though, and the Gers have lacked those kind of players in recent seasons. Sean Goss failed to make a midfield position his own whilst he was at the club, and Ryan Jack has struggled with long-term injury problems. So the good thing for Ejaria is that there is a potential place for him in the starting line-up should he join the Gers and hit the ground running. He could well go down as a very good signing if he is able to express himself in the way that Camp believes that he can.

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