Date: 20th September 2019 at 6:00pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Jackie McNamara claims that Ryan Jack has taken his game to the next level at Rangers thanks to the management of Steven Gerrard. 

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the former Aberdeen man has upped his performances since the Liverpool legend’s arrival at Ibrox, insisting that the ex-England midfielder is the ideal boss to learn from.

Jack arrived at the Glasgow giants on a free transfer from Aberdeen back in the summer of 2017, playing under Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty before Gerrard’s arrival in 2018.

McNamara insists that the current boss has done wonders for the 27-year-old and that the midfielder is hitting new heights with his displays.

McNamara told Football Insider: “He’s definitely improved under Gerrard. From before to now, he’s another one that’s started the season very well – apart from the Celtic game.

“He’s been there a wee while now, he’s settled in to the demands of being there and handling it now. You sometimes see that when a new manager comes in, they up their game to the next level. Gerrard’s helped his game – he’s a midfielder as well.” 

Jack made his 12th appearance of the season on Thursday evening, helping the Light Blues kick off their Europa League campaign in perfect fashion with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord.

He has a total of 79 games under his belt for the Gers, 58 of those coming with Gerrard as his manager.

In other Rangers news, Football Insider can reveal that the Gers boss was left fuming with one player after seeing a transfer agreement fall through this summer.