Ross McCausland has gotten into the grove at the right time at Rangers. A fringe players under Michael Beale he has seized his chance and then some under Philippe Clement. It would be a measure of what the club think of the youngster that they have moved quickly amid interest from elsewhere to tie him up on a new long-term contract.
McCausland replaced the ineffective Todd Cantwell in the opening period and injected life and energy into Rangers . For that alone he deserved his first goal in a Rangers shirt.
And. after having to watch the run to Seville a few seasons back from the sidelines, McCausland is confident that not only do Rangers have the quality and belief to do it again. Judging from Clement’s remarks, the 20-year-old can be expected to continue to play an increasing first-team part.
The Rangers boss said: “It’s important for everything around him, I’m really happy with him and you see that with signing of the contract.
“He’s not someone who gets carried away easily we spoke about that, that he will get a lot of new friends now when he starts to get in the team and being decisive, that’s part of football but he’s ready for that so I don’t have any fear.
“The only thing is the expectation for the fans, don’t expect him to be, every three days to be the shining star and to be decisive every time.
“He needs too grow he needs to become stronger. He needs to get there step by step and that’s down to us, all the staff, to guide him in a good way.”