Daniel Candeias was left on the substitutes bench last weekend as Rangers took on Hibernian at Ibrox, but the winger was introduced into proceedings at half-time.
The 31-year-old stepped onto the field to make his 50th appearance of the season, a fact which underlines his importance to Steven Gerrard during his maiden campaign.
And the player spoke of his pride on Twitter after reaching a notable landmark, prompting gushing praise from the Gers faithful.
— Daniel Candeias (@Dcandeias11) May 7, 2019
Indeed, the fans turned out in their numbers to congratulate and praise Candeias’ achievement.
His contract is due to expire in June 2020 and that could force the club to cash in on him during the summer window while he still retains any sort of resale value, and one fan expressed his hope that he will pen new terms at Ibrox.
The Portuguese man has managed to score 6 goals and provide 12 assists so far this season, providing a touch of creative quality from the flanks and, if the response to his tweet is anything to go by, it seems his contribution has been thoroughly appreciated on the terraces.
Here’s what the Rangers fans had to say about Candeias after he reached a half century of appearances for the campaign…
Congratulations Daniel, loved so many of your genius moments… pic.twitter.com/SST8KkYRRu
— Barney Stinson (@Barney010Stinso) May 7, 2019
Congratulations Daniel ??
— Danny OnlyAnExcuse (@OnlyAnExcuse) May 7, 2019
Star man big season next year work hard ???
— david mcclure (@davidmc76796843) May 7, 2019
— Jamie Ramsay#JB17♥ (@ramsaySK12) May 7, 2019
Hope you get a new contract candyman ?⚪?
— David Baillie (@duckyb123) May 7, 2019
Well done Dan, hope you’re here for a lot more. ?
— Jim Ellis (@ell1s) May 7, 2019
Well done lad keep up the hard graft
— billy forrester (@forrester_billy) May 7, 2019
You give everything for the badge ?
— ?? (@Ulster_Born) May 7, 2019