Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst is confident Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo is adapting to the ‘much higher’ intensity of football in Scotland.
The 19-year-old, who scored just five minutes into his debut for the Scottish champions last month, has struggled for regular playing time since his bright start.
Amad did not feature in either leg against Borussia Dortmund as Rangers booked their place in the next round of the Europa League. On top of that, he’s one made one start since being substituted in the Old Firm defeat to Celtic.
This is all part of first team football and Amad has gone on loan to learn about that. It will be important to see how he reacts between now and the end of the season, but it sounds like he has the backing of Van Bronckhorst.
“He had a good start,” Van Bronckhorst said (via Manchester Evening News). “You also know the change in environment for him is an aspect that he feels.
“Also the level of playing now. He played a couple of games with United but only in the reserves so the intensity that he will be feeling in Scotland is much higher.
“But you can see his quality and in the game last weekend against Dundee United when he came on, he had some good chances to score a goal.
“But he has to develop as you expect for a young player who hasn’t played much across the last months.”
Rangers are currently beating Motherwell 2-0 with Amad among the substitutes.