Joe Garner looking forward to Rangers challenge

Joe Garner celebrates scoring the first goal for Preston North End from the penalty spot

The striker became Mark Warburton's tenth signing of the summer on Saturday.

 

Preston's Joe Garner celebrates scoring the first goalPreston's Joe Garner celebrates scoring the first goal

Joe Garner has told Rangers official website that he looking forward to the challenge of playing for Mark Warburton’s side.

The striker became the Gers tenth signing of the summer on Saturday as he completed a move from Championship side Preston North End.

He joins to provide competition for star man Martyn Waghorn, who picked up an injury on the opening day of the season, as well as Kenny Miller and Joe Dodoo.

He will be hoping to replicate the kind of form he enjoyed at Preston, with whom he scored 57 goals in 148 games during a three-year spell.

Rangers are arguably a step up from him previous clubs and the striker says he is looking forward to the challenge.

“I think everyone knows it’s a massive, massive club and it’s a great challenge for myself. I’m really looking forward to it,” he told the club’s official website.

“The pressure that comes with playing for the club, the expectation is massive, and hopefully I can deliver. I’m confident in my own ability and there are some top, top players here. I’m just really looking forward to it.”

Preston's Joe Garner celebrates scoring their first goal with a penaltyPreston's Joe Garner celebrates scoring their first goal with a penalty

It will now be interesting to see how quickly that Garner adapts to Scottish football in what is gearing up to be an exciting season in the top flight.

Rangers will be hoping he can hit the ground running, with them desperately needing the goals to keep up with Celtic, who have started this season strongly under Brendan Rodgers.

Rangers' manager Mark WarburtonRangers' manager Mark Warburton

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