3 duels won, 4 key passes: Rangers talent was fantastic against Dundee
Rangers were made to sweat on Saturday, winning 1-0 against Dundee. A slender win earned three valuable points though and Calvin Bassey enjoyed a really positive afternoon.
Steven Gerrard’s men weren’t at their fluent best. Jason Cummings missed a penalty in the second half, with the former Gers man firing straight into Jon McLaughlin’s legs.
Joe Aribo scored the only goal. It gave the Light Blues an important three points and kept the champions flying high at the summit of the division.
Plenty of Rangers big names typically grab the limelight. On Saturday, however, another player stood up to be counted.
Bassey arrived at Rangers in July 2020 from the Leicester City academy. With Borna Barisic typically the first choice, the 21-year-old has been forced into a waiting game.
On Saturday he made his third league appearance of the season and he didn’t disappoint his manager.
Bassey is proving a very capable understudy to the Croatia international. He looks capable at both ends of the pitch and was in fine form against Dundee.
Bassey looks to have bright Rangers future
During the weekend win, the Gers youngster showcased his credentials to become an Ibrox regular.
He stood firm in the left-back position and Who Scored highlighted his quality on the day.
Bassey made four key passes and won three aerial challenges during the 90 minutes.
Defensively he was sound too. The Rangers man completed two tackles and also made two clearances, helping his team preserve a clean sheet.
Bassey’s array of passing is also to be admired. He completed four of seven attempted long balls and the youngster isn’t afraid to mix it up.
Only John Lundstram and Glen Kamara had more touches of the ball at the weekend and Bassey loves to be involved.
Bassey at Rangers is definitely still a work in progress. He can’t yet be considered a first-team regular.
On Saturday’s form, the future is bright for the youngster and all he can do is keep grasping his opportunities with both hands.
Gerrard will know he has a future Rangers star on his hands.