PEDRO CAIXINHA has backed loan signing Declan John to go from strength to strength on the left hand side for Rangers this term.

The Welshman scored his first two goals in Light Blue during the 4-1 win over Hamilton on Friday night as the Gers got back on track in the Premiership.

John will deputise at full-back for Lee Wallace in the coming weeks and boss Caixinha reckons there is plenty more to come from the 22-year-old.

He told RangersTV: “Declan is a player that was never coached how to play as a left back, so he did it a couple of times with us and he did it very well, because we are a team that likes to attack and likes to have the full-backs go up and attack, so he can give us that.

“We will try to coach him a little bit more now, not only to defend the wide area but the relation with the winger in front of him, the midfielder on his side and also the centre-half from his side.

“He needs to know those relations and which space he needs to cover when he is defending, but he is also a player who can play as a winger.

“He can provide us with those sort of approaches on the game and even for example if in one special game, at any stage of the game, we need to play with three on the back, he can be the one that is full-back and winger at the same time.

“So we have players that can perform and give us some different characteristics and some different options depending on the problems or the solutions you might need to look for in the game.

“Declan is growing in that position, now we need to coach him how to defend in that position because, as you see, getting in attack and being involved by the overlaps or underlaps or getting on the box, crosses delivered and even scoring goals, he’s doing it.

“Now we need to work on the other parts to have a balanced player as well.”