Rangers currently sit top of the Premiership table and the Ibrox giants are enjoying a fantastic season so far.
The Gers have progressed through to the knockout stages of the Europa League, where they will face Borussia Dortmund, and are four points clear of their nearest challengers in the Scottish top flight.
They have been able to maintain their hunger for success after winning the title last term and that could be partly down to new arrivals freshening up the squad.
Ross Wilson brought Fashion Sakala to Glasgow on a free transfer in the summer and he has been a revelation so far this term, proving that it was a masterclass from the Gers’ recruitment team to bring him in.
The 24-year-old had a slow start in front of goal with just one in his first seven matches in the Premiership, but he has been showing positive signs throughout the campaign and has now found his eye for goal. He is currently on five goals and one assist in six starts, having scored four times in his last five matches in the league.
Former Gers boss Steven Gerrard previously lauded the attacker and explained why he is great to work with, saying: “He’s an incredible human being. The way he has come into the club, his smile and demeanour, his attitude and energy, has lifted the whole place. The signs are he is really starting to find his feet here at Rangers. He is a really exciting one for everyone to watch moving forward.
“There will be plenty of opportunities for Fashion, not just in Europe but domestically as well. We are really starting to see his strengths, his consistency from a training point of view.”
This shows that Sakala’s goalscoring record is not his only positive attribute, with Gerrard’s comments suggesting that the Zambian has had an impact on his teammates with his exceptional attitude off the pitch.
Former defender Alan Hutton, added further praise: “He’s like a firework, isn’t he? You just light him and watch him go.
“He’s one of those players who plays at 100mph, he takes players on, he’s aggressive, he can get shots off.”
Irrespective of his goals, he has also been turning in fine displays for the Gers in the Premiership. He has averaged an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.13, completing 1.3 dribbles and 1.3 key passes per game. This means that he has dribbled past an opposition player 16 times and created 16 chances, showing that he has more to his game than just finishing.
Therefore, the £8.3k-per-week earner has been a dream this season and is quickly establishing himself as an important player for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side. Hopefully he will be able to maintain his impressive levels of form and continue to catch the eye with his performances for the rest of the campaign.