Late in the January transfer window, Rangers snapped up Glen Kamara from Dundee.
Kamara had initially agreed to join Steven Gerrard’s men at the end of the season but the two clubs came to an agreement to make that deal immediate.
And Rangers are already reaping the rewards of having the 23-year-old in the starting line-up.
Kamara has started five games in a row since making his debut for Rangers on February 16th, impressing the fans with his performances.
And this has had a direct impact on another central midfielder: Lassana Coulibaly.
Prior to Kamara’s arrival, Coulibaly had played 27 matches for the Gers. But since the Finland international has joined, Coulibaly has been limited to just 27 minutes of action.
The 22-year-old is on loan from Angers and has previously expressed his desire to move to Rangers permanently (as per The Scottish Sun).
But Gerrard clearly favours Kamara ahead of Coulibaly, whose chances of winning a permanent contract are growing increasingly unlikely.
As Kamara continues to impress alongside Ryan Jack, it is clear that this is the long-term plan for Gerrard in central midfield.
Coulibaly has faded from the first-team picture and Kamara’s arrival has seen him slip down the pecking order.
Unless the Mali international midfielder can wrestle back his spot and up his performances, he might be forced to return to Angers.