Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has stated that he saw enough from Wolves loanee Fabio Silva against Kilmarnock to believe that he will become a big player for the Gers.


The 21-year-old forward fell down the pecking order under Wolves boss Gary O’Neil after starting three out of the first four league games for the Midlands outfit.


Rangers were keen to bring in a forward in the winter and agreed to a loan deal with Wolves for Silva’s services.




Silva made his debut for Rangers, coming on from the bench against Kilmarnock on Tuesday, and Ferguson admitted that the Wolves loanee impressed him with his movement and technical abilities.


The ex-Gers star stressed that he saw enough in Silva’s 19-minute cameo against Kilmarnock to believe that the striker can become a crucial player for Rangers this season.



“If I’m being honest, a 15-minute cameo off the bench is not long enough to say that this guy is going to be an absolute sensation”, Ferguson wrote in his Daily Record column.


“Of course it’s not. But, in that short period of time, I saw enough from him in terms of his movement and his technical ability to make me think he could turn out to be a big player for the team in the second half of the campaign.



“You don’t get bought for £35m if you can’t handle a football so there’s obviously a talented striker in there.”


Rangers are currently eight points behind Celtic in the league table and the Gers fans will be hoping that the Wolves star will be able to help them catch up to their city rivals.