Newcastle United-owned Gael Bigirimana determined to lead Rangers to glory

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Gael Bigirimana says that he wants to prove himself to the Newcastle United and the Rangers fans.

Newcastle United-owned Gael Bigirimana has told The Shields Gazzette that he is determined to be successful during his loan spell at Rangers.

The 21-year-old midfielder is one of five players who joined the Scottish giants on loan from Premier League outfit Newcastle on transfer deadline day.

“I’m at my strongest when I’ve got the ball,” the youngster told The Shields Gazzette. “I always want the ball. I’m a fit lad. I can run, I can tackle and I’ve just started adding goals to my game…

“We have to come in and prove a point though. Not just to the Rangers fans but the fans back home. There’s a pressure there but we are strong enough to face that challenge and be successful.

“This club needs to get back to where it belongs and if we can be a part of that, then that would be unbelievable.”

Bigirimana’s comments will certainly please the Rangers fans, who will be determined to get back to the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers are currently playing in the Scottish Championship, but things are not going so smoothly for the Glasgow-based outfit at the moment.

Kenny McDowall’s side, who finished first in the Scottish League One last season, are currently second in the Championship with 41 points from 20 matches.

Rangers have two games in hand, but the fact they are no fewer than 16 points behind leaders Hearts means that they may have to settle for a place in the playoffs in the end.

However, with the signing of the Newcastle players on loan, perhaps Rangers have a chance of catching up to Hearts, especially with the determination of the youngsters to do well at one of Scotland’s biggest clubs.

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