Rangers' manager Walter Smith tells skysports.com and BBC Sports that fans need to show patience when looking at the club's recent young signings. That includes Maurice Edu, and here's what Smith had to say on the matter:
"I felt we had to bring in a few younger players and it always takes a little bit of time for them to settle in... Edu will play a big part for Rangers in the coming years, I've no doubt about that. But it does take them [the young players] a little time to settle and at Rangers you have to have experienced players around you as well."
That's probably reassuring news for a lot of U.S. fans out there, since Edu's first team opportunities have been limited recently. After all, it's always nice to see MNT players succeed at their clubs. However, transitions take time and there is an endless list of players who face criticism when they transfer to new clubs and later go on to prove themselves.
In fact the Global Blog itself endured an appalling run of form after its initial inception in the blogosphere, facing harsh criticism from fans and other, better operated blogs (MNT and WNT Blogs, we're looking at you!). Only recently has it elevated itself to the world class level (*sarcastic cough) that it operates at today. Point is: Have patience!