Eros Grezda got a couple of good goals during the second half of the Motherwell 7-1 annihilation, and that will do his confidence the world of good, especially as Gerrard had been telling the fans that there was much more to come from him.
The 23-year-old Albanian internationalist joined Rangers from Osijek, the Croatian team that the ‘Teddy Bears’ knocked out of the Europa League in the 1st qualifying round earlier in the year.
Manager Gerrard had said that Grezda would be an exciting player who could also score goals for Rangers, and at last his prediction is coming to fruition.
He signed in the summer and is at last showing his potential to become a huge hit for the Ibrox club who paid a reputed £2million transfer fee for his services.
Hopefully he will continue to improve and get even better, as he was out since last may with a long-term injury and missed all of the Rangers pre-season programme.
The winger had a tough time finding his previous form whilst also trying to settle into his new Glasgow envirement.
He was heavily criticised by the fans for his first few poor showings in the small bit parts he was given.
But now they see his ability and the quality that could certainly make a big difference to Rangers this season, but only if he finds his best form.
The manager and the fans are hoping that the winger can build on this performance to earn his place as a regular Rangers starter.
This is exactly what Grezda needed, and it’s also come at a good time for Rangers as they have often struggled to break down defensive teams, to score enough goals to win those tight games.
The form of Grezda and Middleton are well-timed starts to properly compete with Gerrard’s favourite wingers – Daniel Cardeias and Ryan Kent.
Grezda was brilliant at times on Sunday and scored two quick-fire goals in the 68th and 75th minutes to really put the over zealous Motherwell bullies in their proper place – down at the bottom of the relegation war. Exactly where their over robust tactics belong.
He has discredited referee Willie Collum to thank because Grezda only played because Daniel Candeias was wrongly suspended, and his Sunday performance will soon give Gerrard a real, but happy dilemma of who to choose in the next match.
Candeias is now a Rangers mainstay of the team, but Grezda now gives the Ibrox club a proper option. It will be an interesting and difficult decision for Gerrard to dare drop the Albanian star on this two goal-scoring performance.
That is why Gerrard is the well paid manager of Rangers whose job it is to have the ability to pick the right team for every match – good luck with that!