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Steven Gerrard should demand more goals from Rangers winger Daniel Candeias

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Steven Gerrard should demand more goals from Rangers winger Daniel Candeias

Rangers winger Daniel Candeias has been an important player so far this campaign, with his incredible work-rate and nimbleness in wide areas making him an Ibrox favourite.

The 30-year-old enjoyed a stellar first year with the Scottish giants last season, where he scored 8 goals and supplied 13 assists in 45 matches.

But he’s not quite hit the same dazzling heights in terms of output this season and has just one goal in 15 appearances this campaign, while chipping in with three assists.

The Portuguese right-winger is likely to remain an ever-present in the side due to the amount of effort he puts in off the ball and there have also been signs in recent weeks he is edging back towards his best.

But manager Steven Gerrard needs to raise the bar for him and set him a target of 10-goals this season.

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Rangers’ defence has been a major positive so far during Gerrard’s tenure, but they could do with sharpening up in front of goal and can’t rely solely on centre-forward Alfredo Morelos.

Candeias is certainly one of the attack-minded player that is capable of chipping in with his fair share of goals and he’s got another level to reach this season.

The Gers do have promising teenage talent Glenn Middleton patiently waiting in the wings for more first-team chances, which is why Candeias needs to kick into top gear after the international break.

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