Reports in The Daily Record this morning claim to Rangers are interested in securing a loan deal for Fabio da Silva. Their chief scout, Ewan Chester, watched Fabio in the Reserve victory over Middlesbrough this week and was apparently keen to get a deal sorted.

Whilst Patrice Evra is the clear favourite for the position at the moment, Fabio is working wonders in the Reserve team and should certainly be given the nod ahead of John O’Shea should Evra be unavailable.

I totally agree with the usual practice of the club to loan out our young players to help them gain experience, but given the way Rafael slotted in to the team without experience away from the club, I see no reason why Fabio, who by all accounts is the better of the two, would have any difficulty.