MAURICE EDU today backed Alejandro Bedoya to become an Ibrox star after a disappointing season.
The former Orebro midfielder struggled to make an impact this term, but forced his way into first-team reckoning towards the end of a below-par campaign.
But Edu is confident American compatriots Bedoya and Carlos Bocanegra will still be at the club next season as they attempt to wrest back their SPL crown.
He said: "Carlos has been a rock for us at the back. He has to be up there as one of our players of the season.
"Ale didn't play as often as he would have liked and he struggled with a few injuries. I'm sure next season he will take his chance and make the most of it.
"I think you could see in the last few games of the season what he is capable of and I think the fans are excited by the energy and his hard work. Carlos talked to me a lot before he came but, having played in England before, he knew about Rangers because they are a massive club.
I think coming to a club like this you are always excited and I feel he has learned a lot about it. It's a real family club and he feels part of it.
"I would see no reason why he wouldn't be excited to stay."
Meanwhile, Rangers were today linked with a move for former Hearts midfielder Ian Black, who has been handed a free.