Glasgow Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara has been praised by Phil Brown, who managed the Ibrox star several years ago.
The 25-year-old has been sensational for Steven Gerrard’s side since joining the Gers in 2019 for a fee of just £50,000.
Kamara has made 99 appearances for Rangers in all competitions, including 55 in the Scottish Premiership, and was instrumental in the club’s 55th league triumph this year.
The Finland international’s British football career began at Southend, joining their academy in 2011 before moving to Arsenal the following year.
During his time at the English Premier League club, Kamara returned on loan to Southend in 2016, making six appearances for the Shrimpers under Brown.
Speaking to the Daily Record ahead of Kamara notching up a century of Gers appearances, the 61-year-old said: “My eyes lit up when Glen Kamara went to Rangers.
“When you’ve trained and played at Arsenal and you get sent out on loan to Southend and Colchester then you wonder where it’s going.
“The bottom line is Glen Kamara was always going to be a player. It was just that his mental strength would dictate how high he would go.
“You have to be mentally and physically strong and technically capable to bridge that gap and eventually sign for Rangers and to play 100 games for a club of that size is no mean feat.”