Joe Dodoo has a warning for his Rangers teammates

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

The youngster insists he is at Ibrox to be a first-team regular under Mark Warburton.

Joe Dodoo scores the fourth goal for Leicester

Joe Dodoo has sent a warning to his Rangers teammates, telling the Daily Mail he intends to fight for a first-team place at Ibrox next season. 

The forward joined Mark Warburton’s side last week after his contract with Leicester City came to an end.

He has made a bright start to life at Ibrox, bagging a goal on his debut against East Stirlingshire on Friday.

Joe Dodoo celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for Leicester

He is expected to play a back up role to the likes of Martyn Waghorn, with his signing definitely one with an eye to the future.

However, he has sent a warning to his Gers teammates, insisting that he has gone to Scotland to play regularly and will fight for his place from the outset.

“I've come to play. I'm here to work hard for my place. That's the same for everybody coming in, they have to put the effort in,” he told the Daily Mail.

“Nobody signs up and goes straight into the team. You have to work hard everyday and compete with your team-mates and see if you can get the nod to start.”

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

It now remains to be seen what role Dodoo has to play in the Rangers set up next season.

Manager Warburton is not blessed with numerous options up front, so there is a chance for him to earn a first-team place should he impress.

A goal on his debut was the perfect way to do just that and should he continue in similar form, it would not be surprising to see him become a regular before too long.

Joe Dodoo of Leicester City celebrates with the matchball at the end of the game

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