STEVEN GERRARD is confident 'big talent' Juninho Bacuna is in the right place at the right time as Rangers look to get the best out of the midfielder this term.

Bacuna became Gerrard's third signing of the summer transfer window on Thursday as he completed a move from Championship outfit Huddersfield Town.

The 24-year-old was given his first taste of Ibrox just hours later as he was paraded at half-time during the 1-0 Europa League victory over Alashkert.

Gerrard has been a long-term admirer of Bacuna and is delighted to have finally landed his man as he adds further strength and depth to his central ranks for the upcoming Premiership title defence and European campaign.

Gerrard said: “He’s a really big talent. Everyone should be really excited and looking forward to seeing him play.

“We have to be patient with him. He hasn’t played much football of late. I think his last game was June 15.

“We believe he’s a big talent - he just needs the right support around him.

“He needs the right environment to keep progressing and growing. I believe we’ve got the right staff and the right players in the dressing room to help him keep progressing.

“I’m really excited to see him play. He’s an attacking midfielder, he’s got a good range of passing, he’s a powerful boy.

“He likes to take it up to people and he’s got a lot of tools in his locker.

“If he can put everything around that and we can give him the right place to evolve, he should be a big player for this club."

The move for Bacuna follows the deals that brought John Lundstram and Fashion Sakala to Ibrox earlier in the summer as Gerrard prepares his squad for a hugely significant few months at home and abroad.

The Curacao internationalist - who started his career in Holland with Groningen - has spent the last three seasons with Huddersfield and has Premier League experience from his stint in England.

He has now been added to a competitive area of the park at Ibrox but Gerrard is confident that he will bring something different to Rangers this season as he looks to make his mark with the champions.

Gerrard said: "He is an attacking midfielder, he likes to get forward, he likes to make things happen in the final third.

"He has got a good range of passing, he is a powerful boy, likes to take a shot on and he can create and score.

"He is one that we are really looking forward to getting down on the training ground. He hasn’t played much of late so we won’t be throwing him right into the mix.

"We will be patient, we are doing some fitness assessments on him this morning (Friday) to see where his levels are at.

"He will be within the group very shortly, whether it is next week or after the international break. He is one that the fans can really be looking forward to watching."