Nico Kranjcar vows to end Rangers fans' suffering this season

Scotland's Scott Brown (L) and Croatia's Niko Kranjcar in action

The Croatian is determined to bring the glory days back to Ibrox.

Scotland's Scott Brown (L) and Croatia's Niko Kranjcar in actionScotland's Scott Brown (L) and Croatia's Niko Kranjcar in action

Nico Kranjcar has thanked the Rangers fans for their support and reiterated the team’s commitment to fighting for the title, in an interview with Rangers TV.

The 31-year old scored his first goal for the club in Monday’s win over Stranraer and he is determined to deliver for the fans this season.

“I must be thankful,” said Kranjcar. “I felt the appreciation from the first game at Motherwell even though I only played half an hour, so of course I am thankful for the way they have treated me since I came.”

Niko Kranjcar - Tottenham Hotspur warms upNiko Kranjcar

“It’s also a massive obligation to absolutely give everything for this football club and I think every single player in that dressing room feels the same.

“The people – the fans of this football club – have suffered and they deserve nothing less than 100% commitment from us to achieve the goal that we have set out for this season, and that is winning the championship.

“I have no doubt in my mind we will do absolutely everything we can to achieve that,” he added.

Rangers are back in the top flight after a four-year absence and now face the difficult task of preventing Brendan Rodger’s Celtic from making it six SPL titles in a row.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton

Mark Warburton has added well this summer and can now call upon some considerable strength in depth, with the likes of Kranjcar, Joey Barton and Jordan Rossiter adding to an already strong group.

The Gers have become accustomed to bullying their lower league opposition in recent years but will have to contend with much closer contested games in the coming season.

Burnley's Joey BartonJoey Barton

Despite that, Rangers seem well equipped to go the distance and it would be a surprise if they aren’t close to the Hoops come next May.

The next test for Warburton’s men arrives in the form of Premier League new boys Burnley, who visit Ibrox on Saturday for the club’s final pre-season encounter.

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