Rangers source dismisses links to Coventry midfield star

Gustavo Hamer

Rangers insist they have no interest in Coventry midfielder Gustavo Hamer following links with the Brazil-born player.

The 23-year-old has impressed for for the Sky Blues since a £1.2million move from Dutch side PEC Zwolle last year. As such, sources in the West Midlands claimed he was on the Scottish Premiership leaders’ radar.

However, an Ibrox source said: “There’s nothing in this at all.”

The source insists Hamer is not on any list of targets that manager Steven Gerrard and sporting director Ross Wilson are monitoring.

Rangers this week made contact with Aberdeen about attacking midfielder Scott Wright. The 23-year-old falls out of contract in the summer.

However, there is more chance of players leaving Ibrox than arriving in January. The likes of Greg Stewart and Jordan Jones are struggling for game time and have been linked with moves away.

Meanwhile, former Ibrox midfielder Alex Rae has hailed Steven Davis as the “orchestrator” of Rangers. The 36-year-old is preparing to make his 300th appearance for the Gers against Motherwell on Sunday.

Rae told ten10podcasts.com: “What a terrific servant he has been to the game in general. He’s had a remarkable career at Rangers as well.

“He is about to hit another milestone and it is great to have him back at Rangers because he has most certainly brought a level of performance and standards that we have been used to over decades.

“He is pivotal, he is like the orchestrator in the middle of the park. He pulls the strings and he is one guy, if I was a younger midfielder like (Glen) Kamara or (Joe) Aribo in and around Rangers, I would look at this guy, look at what he brings to the table.

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Davis a ‘model professional’

Steven Davis

“He is a model professional, to still be performing at his age and what he has done in the game, a record-breaking 124 caps for Northern Ireland. He has been brilliant.

“I’ll be honest with you, when he first came back I had my reservations and it took him four, five months to get up to speed and there were question marks, but my God he has he not hit the ground running this season?

“They have got six midfielders in at Rangers at the moment, but you have to say he in the number one starter.

“He slows the game down, speeds the game up and always has a brilliant knack of being in the right place when teams are counter-attacking.

“I think he is vital to Steven Gerrard and the way he plays with the full-backs bombing forward.”

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