Sports News of Mon, 27 Mar 20171

Will Joe Dodoo get a first team chance under new Rangers coach?

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.

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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.

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