Peter Grant has suggested manager Philippe Clement has yet to work out how to bring the best out of Todd Cantwell in his revamped Rangers.
Cantwell has been in and out of the starting line-up with the Belgian boss leading the Ibrox side to a seven-game unbeaten run since stepping into the hot seat – with Cantwell impressing on the right-flank in the Europa League win over Sparta Prague after being given the nod in the starting line-up.
However, Clement continued to shake up his starting XI as Ross McCausland was brought in on the wing in the win over Livingston going into the international break.
And former Celtic and Norwich man Grant believes Clement knows he can get more from the Englishman in other positions across his midfield.
However, he tipped the likes of upcoming star McCausland and Sam Lammers to take Cantwell’s place in the wide area when league action resumes.
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Grant told Go Radio:
“The manager has come in at Rangers and I think he has spoke fantastically well. I think he is organised, and he is now putting players in the position that we feel is their right position.
“The problem he has got is the Cantwell situation. When I look at him on the right hand side for me that is the only position I wouldn’t play him. I think wee McCausland comes on and looks better than him and more exciting in that position.
“Cantwell on the right is not actually right, even if you played Lammers in that position with Cantwell in the middle. I am only looking from afar.”
However, former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson was quick to defend Cantwell – pointing to the 25-year-old’s exploits in Europe. He fired back at Grant:
“In his defence, I was at the game last Thursday and he was very good on the right-hand side.
“It was interesting to hear his interview after the game – it was the first time that he has played in that position. It was interesting to see him start there and his reaction to playing there.”