Rangers midfielder Carlos Pena was brought in from the cold against Aberdeen on Wednesday night and shone in the first-half of the 3-0 win over the Dons but he must pull out his finger on a more regular basis to impress the next manager.
The £2.2million summer signing hadn’t been seen in the side since the Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat against Motherwell but scored the second for the Gers and showed some flashes of brilliance as he made his first start under Graeme Murty.
The 27-year-old fell off the pace a little in the second-half before being substituted but if he can continue to pop up with a goal as often as he’s maybe just buying himself a bit more time to prove himself at Rangers.
There’s still a lot the former Chivas Guadalajara midfielder can do better but – with the right players around him – Pena can become a star player for the Light Blues.
Some of the space Pena finds himself in and the runs he makes show there’s an intelligent, if lazy, player there however a return of five goals in ten games is more than passable for a midfielder.
If someone can build a midfield around him that covers the spaces that Pena should and let him float around then he might finally show why Rangers paid so much for him at a time Rangers aren’t exactly renowned for spending money.
In the latest Rangers news, Murty has had his say on Wednesday’s game against the Dons.