STEVEN GERRARD reckons Rangers fans will have to wait until after the next international break to see Bongani Zungu in action at Ibrox.

The midfielder joined the Light Blues squad for the first time on Wednesday morning after completing a spell in quarantine following his move from Amiens.

Zungu was the final arrival of the transfer window for Rangers as boss Gerrard finally landed his man after a lengthy chase over the course of the summer.

And he is prepared to wait another couple of weeks before giving the South African a chance show what he can do as Zungu looks to get up to speed as quickly as possible.

Gerrard said: “The key with Bongani now is that he needs as much training as possible with the group.

"He hasn’t trained with a group for quite some time now. If you look at the previous months, he hasn’t played many games.

"We registered him because we want him fit and available and sharp as quick as we can. I put him in the squad tomorrow just because we have the luxury of naming 12 subs, otherwise tomorrow would have come too soon.

"The game will dictate who we use, how we use and when we use. If the game allows, he could maybe be introduced for a short time, but we will have to see how the game pans out.

"We want him in a Rangers kit out there on the pitch as soon as we can. But he does need time to get up to speed.

"We don’t predict seeing the best out of Bongani for another couple of weeks, three weeks, at least because he needs game time.

"He has been called up by the national team so hopefully we can get him there, get him over with the national team and he can get more training and more game time. Then, after the international break, he will be good to go."