Eros Grezda’s Rangers career has got off to a slow start. While the majority of his team-mates had the benefit of a pre-season to get up to speed and impress new manager Steven Gerrard, the Albanian international arrived on deadline day.
He also came carrying an injury which has ensured that he has completed only one full match in six months.
But gradually, the clouds are beginning to clear. That full 90 minutes came on Sunday, when Grezda represented his country in the 2-0 away defeat against Israel.
The right winger was unable to do anything to turn the tide against a team riding high from their 2-1 victory over Scotland, but the outing represented a move in the right direction.
He will be looking to dislodge Daniel Candeias from Gerrard’s line-up, but his international experience and versatility will appeal to the former Liverpool man.
He clearly has confidence in the winger or he wouldn’t have spent a relatively big fee and offered patience to the winger; so Grezda has the opportunity to make an impact as he approaches full fitness.
He could be something of a secret weapon as the season wears on, watch this space.