Haris Vuckic identifies where he must improve despite impressive Rangers debut

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New Rangers signing Haris Vuckic believes he has a lot improving to do despite a debut goal against Raith Rovers.

Sunday was another dark day in the recent history of Rangers.

A 2-1 home defeat to Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup was an embarrassing afternoon for manager Kenny McDowall - just a week after losing to Old Firm rivals Celtic in the League Cup.

A crowd of just over 11,000 watched the game at Ibrox as the malaise around Rangers continues amid off-field troubles, once again involving the club's finances.

With Newcastle owner Mike Ashley taking a prominent role as a shareholder, he was able to broker a deadline day deal which saw five Newcastle players move up to Glasgow to join Rangers on loan until the end of the season.

In came defenders Remie Streete and Kevin Mbabu, winger Shane Ferguson, midfielder Gael Bigirimana and forward Haris Vuckic after limited first team opportunities at St. James' Park.

Streete and Vuckic were the only players fit to face Raith, and whilst Streete went off injured after just 44 minutes, Vuckic made a good first impression.

The Slovenian opened his goalscoring account for Rangers on his debut, but was far from pleased with his display, suggesting that he needs to improve in an interview with The Scotsman.

"That was my first 90 minutes in a while so now I need to demand a little bit more of myself and hopefully goals will start coming, as well as victories," said the 23-year-old. "I have to adapt to Scottish football and to a new team and I am going to get to know the players better with time."

"I need to be more aggressive, get the ball at my feet and create and score goals - that is my job and if I do that I think we are going to be successful," he added.

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