On-loan forward Haris Vuckic indicates what has changed at Rangers since his arrival

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Vuckic arrived at Rangers in February, signing on loan from Premier League side Newcastle United.

Vuckic arrived at the Ibrox club when they were undergoing a time of great turmoil, and he has told the Evening Times that things have been far improved in the following weeks.

The Slovenian hotshot said: “When I first joined the club everyone was a little bit down because of what was happening off the park and how we were playing on it and due to some of the results we were getting.

“But that has changed. I think all of the players enjoy the manager's training. Everyone is motivated to do well.”

Vuckic’s arrival has coincided with the upturn in form at the club, and his impressive return of nine goals in 15 games has done much to aid the club.

Likewise, Stuart McCall’s appointment as head coach of the Gers has brought a newfound sense of optimism to Ibrox, and although the weekend’s draw with Falkirk meant they fell down to third place, there is still a chance that they will secure a second placed finish this weekend, making their play-off campaign slightly easier.

The real aim for the club is to win promotion back to the Premiership, and McCall and Vuckic have played vital parts in guaranteeing that is still a viable aim this term.

Their impacts on the field have been easy to see, but it is how the optimism has increased behind the scenes that should be lauded. Of course, the two impacts are linked together, but to see a Rangers squad who look motivated and willing to fight for one another is a great sight.

And that should do much in helping the Scottish giants traverse the play-offs and get back to the top flight at the end of this season.

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