Gerrard Rangers boss Balogun – a former Celtic defender Virgo – has come out on top
Former Celtic & Brighton & Hove Albion defender Adam Virgo has praised Rangers manager Steven Gerrard for his best performance at Leon Balogun.
The 32-year-old has been a key player this season in the Gersen defense set, having made 28 appearances in every competition that includes 19 Premiership matches.
He joined Balogun Rangers last July after being relegated to League 1 by Wigan Athletic, and his contributions have helped him win the first major title of his career. Gers who have been top Scottish champions.
In assessing the impact Balogun has had so far, Virgo highlighted how the Nigerian international has struggled to secure a place in the Gerrarden team after fighting in the Premier League with Brighton and how his presence helps younger players.
“I wouldn’t say Rangers took points from Leon Baloguni, who went to the English Premier League but it wasn’t a reputable signing,” the 38-year-old said. Daily record.
“That’s where Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister deserve tremendous credit because they’ve been great on the Rangers defense and because of their testimony as a coach, which is not the case as a player.
“But when you can score goals like players like Alfredo Morelos, the defensive team wins the league and this season, they’ve won tight games, they’ve really had to keep up and they’ve had to keep those clean pages and Leon has been a big part of that.
“Because you have to give him credit for having to take a big hit from Brighton to Wigan in the Premier League and now to win the Scottish Premiership winners’ medal.
“And he hasn’t been a bit of a player. He had a decent run in the Europa League games, where the Rangers had a tough career and it’s clear that Steven Gerrard got the best out of him.
“He’s 32 years old and he helps with younger players, so I’m sure Nathan Patterson will learn from him, even if Leon isn’t a natural background.”