Rangers youngster admits facing a challenge on loan spell away from Ibrox

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Rangers youngster Fraser Aird joined Vancouver Whitecaps on loan in the January transfer window.

Rangers-owned youngster Fraser Aird has admitted to The Glasgow Evening Times that he is finding it hard to adjust in Major League Soccer.

The 21-year-old joined MLS outfit Vancouver Whitecaps FC on loan from Rangers in the January transfer window.

Aird is a winger by trade, but he has been playing as a right-back for Carl Robinson’s side.

The Canada international has admitted that he is finding it hard to adjust to his new role. However, the youngster has made it clear that he is ready for the challenge.

“It’s a hard adjustment and it’s a big challenge,” Aird told The Glasgow Evening Times. “But that is what I am here for. I’m at Vancouver to be tested and improve.

“In the game against Kansas I got forward and got a few ball into the box. Finding that balance of when to go forward and when to stay back is the challenge. The more I get used to the way Robbo [Robinson] wants me to play, the easier it will be.

“You need to think on the spot, it’s a lot harder and it is difficult. But I’m here and looking forward to the challenge. I know that the more games I play, the better I get. The improvement comes from experience.”

While one can understand that it will take Aird some time to adapt to his new role, this is only going to help him in the long run.

Versatility is important for any footballer, and it will only make the Rangers winger a better player if he can play as a right-back as well.

Rangers have some exciting times ahead, and it will make Aird more appealing to manager Mark Warburton if he can play in more than one position.

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