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Rangers supremo wants flair players to thrill the fans

By Robert Jones

Published 24/10/2015

Rangers manager Mark Warburton
Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is hoping that flair players will be given the chance to flourish in Scotland after the controversy surrounding his injured midfielder Nathan Oduwa.

The 19-year-old loanee from Tottenham was taken off at half-time during the 1-0 Petrofac Training Cup quarter-final win over Livingston at Ibrox on Tuesday night, with the first-minute foul on him by Kieran Gibbons causing uproar among the home support.

Oduwa "has trained well" and is available for selection for tomorrow's Scottish Championship game against St Mirren in Paisley.

Warburton said: "Sometimes things happen for a reason and there is a positive out of a negative so to speak. I think for all teams, there may be an awareness of certain situations, put it that way.

"Nathan went off at half-time, it was a negative for us but going forward, hopefully there is close attention paid to flair players like Nathan. Every team has got their flair player, and it is about entertainment.

"We are in the entertainment industry and it is about looking after all the players, not just the entertainers but they are in the spotlight more often than not.

"He is 19 years of age, on loan from a Premier League club, who is learning the game."

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