CALVIN BASSEY has hailed Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst as “amazing” following his successful start to life as Ibrox manager. 

Bassey found game time hard to come by working under Steven Gerrard, but since his departure the Nigerian has played every game under the leadership of van Bronckhorst. 

The former Leicester City youngster has been utilised at centre back with Leon Balogun and Filip Helander both out injured, and he admits he is loving life working under his new Dutch coach. 

Bassey said: “I think the new boss has been amazing. As players you just have to adapt and we have really enjoyed it. 

“We don't really think about the details. We just try to get on with it and perform as well as we can. Things have been similar since he came in and you just go with the flow.  

“When there is someone new in the building you want to give your best. I was in and out of the team before but now it is a clean slate for everyone. 

“You want to show how good you are and what you can give. He has taken the level in training up and hopefully we are showing that in our performances.” 

On his switch from left back to the centre of defence, Bassey added: “I will play anywhere the manager wants me. Being young you need to build trust. 

“I think playing different positions helps me get better as a player. You see the game from a different angle and the passing lines as different. 

“Positioning is different but I have experienced players and internationals around me. I have the likes of Tav, Connor, Greegsy and Borna and they have all helped me out. 

“Every game and every day is just a learning experience for me. I wish Leon the best and I hope he gets back soon but I just want to be on the pitch. 

“I think most guys in the dressing room are happiest on the pitch at Ibrox.”