New Rangers signing Jon Toral sets sights on Celtic

Birmingham's Jon Toral and Nottingham Forest's Kyle Ebecilio

Jon Toral wants to help Rangers bridge the gap with Celtic.

New Rangers signing Jon Toral says he wants to help the club catch up with league leaders Celtic.

Quoted by Herald Scotland, the Spaniard is looking forward to getting started and is excited to potentially play in the Old Firm game in March.

Jon Toral of Arsenal (L) in action with Andreas Christensen of ChelseaJon Toral of Arsenal (L) in action with Andreas Christensen of Chelsea

Rangers have lost three times to Celtic in league and cup competitions this season, and the title already looks like a foregone conclusion.

Toral has signed from Arsenal until the end of the season, and is hoping his spell at Rangers can provide a real career boost.

He said: "Knowing how big that fixture is and having the possibility of being involved in it is amazing. I can’t wait. I will try to help the team win those game. I am here to win every game I play.

“It will be difficult to catch Celtic so we want to finish as high as we can in the league. The cup is obviously massive for us and we want to win that too. I want to help my team mates win that."

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophyRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Toral played under Mark Warburton at Brentford and the pair are hoping that being reunited can spark some success for both of them.

Rangers are second in the league but are 19 points behind Celtic, who even have a game in hand and are currently unbeaten.

A Rangers win against them would be classified as an upset, but they are at least trying to strengthen to give themselves a better chance. 

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