Jak Alnwick shares what's very similar about Glasgow Rangers and Newcastle United

Port Vale's Jak Alnwick

Jak Alnwick was brought to Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers in January, after representing Newcastle United earlier in his career.

Port Vale's Jak Alnwick

Glasgow Rangers new boy Jak Alnwick has told the Glasgow Evening Times that playing for the Ibrox side is similar to when he was at Newcastle United.

Alnwick broke through at Newcastle, before moving to Port Vale back in 2015.

The 23-year-old spent 18 months at Vale Park before moving on to join Rangers in the January transfer window.

And Alnwick says that the intensity and competition that he is facing in Glasgow reminds him of Newcastle’s set-up.

“Wes [Foderingham] is a top goalkeeper, I don’t think at Port Vale I had that push to drive me forward and I kind of had to do that myself so competing with him is a good thing for me,” Alnwick said.

“It is very similar here to how it was at Newcastle. At Port Vale when you are playing in League One it is normally Saturday, Tuesday games so it is hit and miss with training whereas here there is a lot of focus on training leading up to one big game at the end of the week.

“I would say the training is more intense than what I have been used to, no disrespect to Port Vale’s players but we have a better quality here and they have been at the top top level for a long time.”

Alnwick is yet to play for Rangers, and he has joined the club at a time of great uncertainty.

Alnwick was signed by Mark Warburton, but the 54-year-old manager lost his job at Ibrox last weekend.

Caretaker boss Graeme Murty has opted to stick by Wes Foderingham so far during his time in charge of Rangers, with Alnwick being kept on the substitutes’ bench.

Rangers are next in action against Dundee at Dens Park at the weekend.

Port Vale's Jak Alnwick

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