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Dessers not at his best – Clement

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new coach, Philippe Clement, has admitted that Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers is a player with a lot of quality but pointed out the fact that the Nigerian has not been playing his best football at the club, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Dessers joined Rangers from Cremonese in the summer in a deal worth €5m. However, the Nigerian attacker has failed to hit the ground running.

The Nigerian wasn’t prolific for the relegated Serie A outfits last season where he scored just seven goals in 29 appearances but his reputation in Holland is good and it was expected that we would replicate the same form for the Scottish giants.

Dessers has registered just three goals and three assists in 15 appearances for the Gers, which has been far from sufficient for the club.

His last goal came against Motherwell when he scored the only goal that helped Rangers secure a vital 1-0 win on matchday 6 of the Scottish Premier League.

With just nine victories from 16 games this season Rangers currently sit second in the Premiership, seven points behind first-placed Celtic.

The poor start to the season has seen Micheal Beale relieved of his role as coach with Rangers announcing Clement as their new manager.

The Belgian tactician has had stints at Monaco, Club Brugge, and Gent in the past. And he will now look to lead Rangers to silverware.

Ahead of the league resumption after the international break, the 49-year-old in an interview with MSN said he believed the Nigerian could perform better than what he had shown at Rangers.

“I have seen him[Dessers] play better in the Netherlands. He did better at Feyenoord than here[Rangers] so far, in my opinion,” Clement said.

Dessers will hope to repay his new coach’s faith in him Rangers host Hibernian on Saturday.

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