Mark Warburton did not give talented Ghana striker Joe Dodoo a chance at Rangers - but will Pedro Caixinha?
As Chelsea’s reborn wing-back Victor Moses will undoubtedly attest, the arrival of a new manager offers the possibility of a clean slate.
Therefore Pedro Caixinha’s arrival at Rangers could give a number of the players excluded by Mark Warburton the chance to prove their worth next season and at the top of that list is Dodoo.
The sprightly striker set the bar high on his senior debut. Almost impossibly so. Netting a hat-trick and assisting the other in a 4-1 battering of Bury in the EFL Cup in August 2015, Leicester City looked to have a star on their hands.
Less than a year later, however, he was on his way to Ibrox after his contract expired at the King Power. And, from a ratio of three-in-one on his senior bow, Dodoo is now averaging one-in-three at Rangers and was somewhat unfairly frozen out by Mark Warburton after Christmas.
Making his first appearance since December in Caixinha’s first game in charge, however, the 21-year-old should have a much more important role under the famously forward-thinking Portuguese.