Bacuna arrived at Ibrox from Championship side Huddersfield Town in the summer, adding to Steven Gerrard’s options in midfield.


The 24-year-old is yet to make his full debut in the Scottish Premiership but was given his first start in Rangers’ latest Europa League outing against Sparta Prague prior to the international break.



Faber, Bacuna’s former coach at Groningen, lauded the midfielder great talent, highlighting his ability to raise his game while he is under pressure.


The 50-year-old went on to stress that playing in a team with strong leaders brings the best out of the Gers new boy.



“I saw him every day in training but he needed to be more consistent”, Faber told The Athletic.


“He was very skilled with both feet and was able to do everything well.



“He was a young kid, and so he was a little bit like a wave.


“It’s very important that the surrounding environment has structure for him.


“When there is a group with leaders in the team dynamic, he will perform at his best.


“He enjoys the tricks and skills, but it’s more than just individual actions — it’s about playing in a team.


“Sometimes he struggled with that as he was that good at a young age, he thought they had to follow him.


“I liked the kid as when the stadium was full of crowds, he performed at his best.


“That’s the character of great talent: they perform when there is pressure.”


Fans will be hoping Bacuna will find his rhythm under Gerrard soon and become a reliable option in midfield as the season progresses.