Rangers fans absolutely loved the performance of Daniel Candeias on Sunday as Steven Gerrard’s side thrashed Ligue 1 outfit Marseille 4-0.
The Gers are ramping up their preparations for the new season, with the match providing the opportunity to build the squad’s fitness.
While that was the primary purpose of the occasion at Ibrox, the result will be a real confidence booster for players and staff, with the French side clearly talented after finishing fifth in the league last term.
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A double from Candeias and goals from Connor Goldson and Jermain Defoe secured the victory for Gerrard’s team, who are looking in good shape heading deeper into UEFA Europa League qualifying.
It was a big day for the Portuguese winger especially, who was left out of Gerrard’s registered squad to face St. Joseph’s in the current round of qualifying.
If the Ibrox boss was looking for a reaction, he certainly got it with Candeias first firing in a powerful effort from an Alfredo Morelos assist before expertly latching on to a Ryan Jack long ball and coolly finishing past the goalkeeper.
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During and after the match, supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the 31-year-old’s classy display…
2-0 up and absolutely comfortable against a strong Marseille side.
Daniel Candeias has been superb.
— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) July 14, 2019
Candeias is a big scapegoat for our fans … yes he might not start every week but a great player to have about the squad!!
— Jordan (@jordanburrell14) July 14, 2019
I’d say many (myself included) expected Jack and Candeias to be 2 places who would maybe be replaced this summer, but it is terrific to see them both looking very sharp with great attitudes at this stage of pre season.
— Garry Carmody (@GarryCarmody) July 14, 2019
Candeias sending out a message to be in the Euro squad I think
— David King (@DavidKing10) July 14, 2019
Candeias making a huge point after getting left out last week ⚽⚽ exactly what you want to see off a player!
— Colin Burns (@Cocoburns9) July 14, 2019
Cracking response from Candeias to remind the gaffer that he can still be a key player this season https://t.co/5iUOye85jr
— Brian Gillan (@BrianGillan5) July 14, 2019
Yasss Candeias! I really love that guy. Not the best in terms of quality but he runs his wee heart out for that shirt every time he pulls it on. My dude!
— 24601 (@SirRickG) July 14, 2019
Looking forward to spending an entire hour on the @GersnetOnline podcast taking about my relentless man-love for candeias tonight
— Ross Bennett (@RossBenn1) July 14, 2019
Candeias looking like a man with something to prove…
— Scott #LetsGo (@st2oh) July 14, 2019