Ex-Rangers star urges Dessers to be more clinical


Former Rangers midfielder Derek Ferguson has advised Cyriel Dessers to improve on his finishing.

Dessers arrived at the Ibrox Stadium from Serie A club, Cremonese last summer.

There are doubts about his ability to deliver regularly for the Gers despite his impressive scoring form.

The Nigeria international has scored 13 goals and provided three assists in 27 appearances for the Light Blues.

Ferguson believed the 29-year-old striker still needs to do more to improve his game.

“He’s (Dessers) frustrating. When you’ve played with some quality strikers you know if they get space in the box it’s one and two-touch finishes. But he always wants to take that third and fourth. He blows a bit hot and cold,” Ferguson was quoted by The Herald.

“But he’s still got 13 goals in the Premiership. I think the manager has got in his head. If he’s been feeling the pressure he’s not shown it too much and that’s probably down to the manager.

“But I’m still not sure exactly what Dessers is. Is he a target man? Does he run the channels? He’s certainly not an out-and-out finisher. Sometimes he makes runs and you wonder where he’s going. He’s a bit of a mixed bag.

“He looks like somebody who needs to be coached when it should be natural in his game.