Alex McLeish has heaped praise on Rangers' sporting director Ross Wilson for landing Calvin Bassey this summer.

The left-back joined on a permanent deal from Leicester City and has already gelled well with his teammates and featured in seven games for his new club. At just 20-years-old, Bassey was perhaps not expected to make such an impact so early. With Borna Barisic in front of him, it was due to be a quiet introduction for the player to his new surroundings.

Injury has forced Steven Gerrard to pick Bassey for a few starts and sub appearances so far, and McLeish believes the Ibrox side have landed a top prospect with a serious future ahead of him. And the ex-Gers and Scotland manager applauded Wilson and his recruitment staff for securing the youngster.

Speaking to Ibrox News, Big Eck said: "[Bassey will] be happy to get his first action at the top level and he’s slotted in remarkably well at the left-back position.

"I remember my debut, I was absolutely bricking it. I just thought, ‘Do what you can do and listen to the senior players around you’, and that’s what Bassey will be doing. That’s what the recruitment guys are there for. It’s a new system over the last 10-12 years, the chief scout with his army of people and the sporting director [Ross Wilson].

"He’ll have a database and he’ll be ready to snap up top players without spending huge amounts of money.

"For Rangers to get Bassey in from England is a master coup. Rangers deserve real credit for the transfer."