Rangers youngster Leon King heaps praise on versatile teammate Dujon Sterling

Rangers youngster Leon King has hailed teammate Dujon Sterling as “amazing” and revealed he loves training with the versatile defender.

Sterling struggled to break into the first team after arriving at Ibrox on a free transfer last summer, but has become a key player under manager Philippe Clement. The 24-year-old has featured 23 times in the Scottish Premiership this season, playing in midfield, on the flanks and at full-back.

King, 20, has found first-team opportunities limited this season, but made his first league start in the recent 5-2 win over Dundee. He admitted to the Daily Record that he is inspired by Sterling’s versatility.

“He has been amazing all season,” King said. “I think if he was put in goals he would do well there as well! He has been great and I have loved training with Duj. I don’t really think in modern day football you are stuck to one position as such. I think you need to be able to play in more than one position, it gives you a better chance as well. If the manager wants me to play anywhere else I will play there.”

Sterling initially struggled to win over Rangers fans after arriving as part of former manager Michael Beale’s recruitment drive. Signed as a full-back to compete with James Tavernier, Sterling has found success under Clement playing in central midfield. His versatility has been key to his success, with Sterling also filling in at right-back, left-back and even in forward areas when required.