Stefan Marinovic posts photo at Rangers v HJK Helsinki

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic (1) in the first half of an MLS match between the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Sporting Kansas City on April 20, 2018 at Children's Mercy Park...

Rangers have taken goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic on trial.

Stefan Marinovic of the All Whites reacting during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the New Zealand All Whites and Peru at Westpac Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Wellington,...

Rangers beat HJK Helsinki 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in a mid-season friendly – and they had one very interesting spectator in the Ibrox stands.

The Gers organised a friendly with the Finnish side as part of Alfredo Morelos's 2017 move to Ibrox, and Steven Gerrard's side ran out winners in a topsy-turvy game.

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Midfielder Scott Arfield opened the scoring for the Gers in the first half, but HJK hit back almost immediately, with Kevin Kouassivi-Benissa scoring an equaliser.

 

The same thing happened in the second half, with Nikola Katic powering home a header before Lassi Lappalainen quickly brought the scores level again, only for Daniel Candeias to win it for Rangers.

Gerrard will have been pleased with the win, but more importantly the run out as Rangers' Scottish Cup clash with Cowdenbeath was called off on Friday.

After the game, Gerrard revealed that goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic has joined up with Rangers on trial, in an attempt to win a deal.

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic (1) in the first half of an MLS match between the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Sporting Kansas City on April 20, 2018 at Children's Mercy Park...

The 27-year-old shot-stopper is over in Glasgow for a week, as he looks to earn a move from Vancouver Whitecaps to Ibrox.

A 24-cap New Zealand international, Marinovic now needs to impress Gerrard to become Rangers' latest signing, which may be difficult given that Rangers already have Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham at the club.

Marinovic took to Instagram on Sunday evening to post a photo of himself at Ibrox for the first time, and he will hope to call it home moving forward, and he doesn't have far to look for inspiration as Matt Polster – another MLS player – is set to sign for Rangers after a successful trial.

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