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Niko Kranjcar wants Glasgow Rangers chance under Pedro Caixinha

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha before the match

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers get their competitive season underway on Thursday night.

Glasgow Rangers’ forgotten man Niko Kranjcar has told the club’s official website that he is desperate for chance to impress at Ibrox under Pedro Caixinha.

Kranjcar was brought to Rangers last summer, and there was a great deal of anticipation about his arrival.

However, the Croatian has barely made an impact for the Light Blues, due to injury.

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

Kranjcar tore his cruciate ligament in October, before he had really made an impression in a Rangers shirt.

With Caixinha bringing in a whole host of new players this summer, there are now some doubts over where Kranjcar fits in.

But the 32-year-old is now confident that he is fit enough to start again, and he is eager to be given a chance to prove his quality.

“I hope I am going to get a chance to prove myself again because for me this is early stages after being out for so long and I have to prove myself every day and in every game,” the former Tottenham, Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers man said.

“It’s up to me to prove to my teammates and my manager that I am still good enough to play.

“It’s the manager’s decision as to whether I start, I have been working towards that and I honestly feel physically good and that I can compete. If I didn’t feel that way I wouldn’t be sitting here.”

Kranjcar has featured in all three of Rangers’ pre-season friendlies to date, which should encourage him that he is firmly in Caixinha’s plans.

Rangers kick off their competitive campaign on Thursday night, when they take on Progres in the Europa League.

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the bench

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