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Dalcio struggling to prove Rangers wrong this season

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Dalcio struggling to prove Rangers wrong this season

Steven Gerrard had no desire to keep the Rangers flop at Ibrox.

In the summer of 2017, Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha went about bringing in some of the players he knew from his time in Mexico and Portugal. Some of those arrivals were successful, such as Daniel Candeias. Actually, he might have been the only one. Most of the other names in this particular list have since been culled by Steven Gerrard.

One of the first to go was Portuguese under-20 international Dalcio. He was told in May last year that Rangers would not be making his loan move permanent. The winger must not have been surprised.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JUNE 29: Euciodalcio Gomes of Rangers takes control during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

He played just three games for Rangers during his year on loan from Benfica. Two of those games were in the Europa League as Rangers were disastrously dumped out of the competition by Luxembourg cup winners Progres Niederkorn.

This summer Dalcio headed back to his first club Belenenses on another loan deal. He was, as reported by the Scottish Sun, the first man told by Steven Gerrard he had no long-term future at Ibrox. 

 

It is fair to say that Gerrard will not be regretting his departure from Ibrox. 

Since leaving Glasgow he has played 11 times for the Lisbon-based club and failed to register a goal or assist. His poor form has now seen him dropped from the Belenenses team for the past three games.

The 22-year-old will need to get going if he wants to prove to anyone at Ibrox that his poor Rangers form was not the norm.

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