Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers signed Kyle Lafferty and Gareth McAuley this summer.
Earlier this month, Rangers signed McAuley on a free transfer following the 38-year-old former Leicester City and Ipswich Town central defender’s departure from West Bromwich Albion at the end of last season.
Lafferty himself moved to Rangers in the summer transfer window, with Steve Gerrard’s side paying Scottish Premiership rivals Heart of Midlothian a fee of £500,000 – as reported by The Glasgow Evening Times – to secure the services of the 38-year-old central defender.
The 30-year-old former Burnley forward is delighted to have his Northern Ireland international McAuley at Rangers, and has backed the central defender to be a success at Ibrox.
The Daily Record quotes Lafferty as saying: “When I heard he was coming I texted him to say ‘please tell me it’s true’ because I know what type of player he is.
“He is an experienced player and he scores goals as well. I think the Scottish League will be perfect for him. I think he will play games and score goals for Rangers.
“He’s a Rangers fan and he is another player the gaffer has brought in who knows what it means to himself, his family and the fans to put on the blue jersey.”
Good signing for Rangers
McAuley is a good and experienced defender, and although the former West Brom centre-back is past his prime, the Northern Ireland international can still do a good job for Rangers.