DON COWIE reckons Sheyi Ojo would flourish at Rangers, just like his Liverpool team-mate Ryan Kent.
The Light Blues are interested on bringing the 21-year-old to Ibrox this summer on a loan deal.And Ross County star Cowie reckons the winger would move from strength to strength under Steven Gerrard.
The 36-year-old played alongside Ojo during at Wigan in 2015 and could see the youngster’s talent shining through.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Cowie said: “I played with Sheyi four years ago at Wigan and he was still very young at the time – just 18 – but a very talented player.
“It was tough at the time because Wigan were involved in a relegation battle so it wasn’t an easy time to come in and play but you could see in training and glimpses in games that he had loads of ability.”On a day to day basis you could see he was a real talent and despite us being in a perilous position at the time, and playing in pressure games, he always wanted to get on the ball because that’s what he’s all about.
“He’s very tricky, strong and fast. He won’t hide, he wants the ball all the time.
“But it was tough because there wasn’t an awful lot of football being played in our games at that time so it wasn’t ideal for him.
“When you’re a Liverpool player at that age and going on loan to a Championship team, it proves there’s an awful lot of ability there.
“And knowing the circumstances we were in at the time, for Wigan to be confident to take a young player like that in suggests they had done their homework and had every faith in his ability.
“It must be quite daunting for a teenager going into a new dressing room but he took it in his stride and if he goes to Rangers I hope it works out for him.
“He’s a winger who is very direct and wants to be on the ball and get at full backs.”He’s similar to Ryan Kent who we’d all agree took a bit of time to settle in but as the season went on he went from strength to strength.
“I’m sure Sheyi would be the same because it’s different and you need to get used to that pressure of playing for one half of the Old Firm.
“I would be intrigued to see how he handles Scottish football because you have to remember how young he was when I played with him – you can mature a lot mentally and physically in that period of time.
“But purely going on the basis of what I seen and the ability he’s got then if he has improved since then he could be a very good player for Rangers.”