Clint Hill insists Niko Kranjcar is relishing Rangers challenge

Rangers' Clint Hill

The midfielder has had a mixed start to life at Ibrox.

Ranger's Niko Kranjcar in action with Burnley's Scott Arfield

Clint Hill has told the Daily Mail that Niko Kranjcar is relishing the challenge of playing for Rangers.

The midfielder is one of nine new players to arrive at the club this summer as manager Mark Warburton has overhauled his squad for this season.

The midfielder is considered a major coup for the Gers, with many hoping his experience of playing in the Premier League will serve them well.

Burnley's Andre Gray in action with Rangers' Niko Kranjcar

He came in for criticism last week though as he put in an indifferent display in the draw with Hamilton Academical in Rangers' first game of the season.

He went some way to answering those critics in the cup win over Peterhead in midweek as he scored one and set up two more and Hill insists his teammate is relishing life at Ibrox.

“Niko’s a top player and he want’s to do well. He fully relishes the opportunity that he’s got at Rangers, like every other player,” he told the Daily Mail.

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the bench

It now remains to be seen if Kranjcar can build on the display against Peterhead and help Rangers to success this season.

The Gers will certainly need him to perform regularly, with him sure to play a key role alongside Joey Barton in the heart of midfield.

The biggest concern will be over his fitness, with him still working his way back from an injury picked up last season while the last few years have not seen him at the top of the game.

Rangers' Clint Hill

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