Maurice Edu’s recent comments on Matt Polster encouraging for Rangers

15th September 2018, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Dundee; General view of Ibrox Stadium, home of Rangers

Matt Polster joined Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers in the January transfer window.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.Ibrox Stadium of Rangers

Matt Polster has been a rather underwhelming signing for Rangers. Amid the arrivals of striker Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis, the recruitment of the 25-year-old in the January transfer window has gone under the radar somewhat.

Defoe and Davis are big-name players, and the duo have arrived at Rangers having proven themselves in the Premier League.

On the other hand, Polster - who can operate as a defender or as a defensive midfielder - had to impress in a trial before being handed a contract by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

 

Given the competition for places and lack of match practice for the 25-year-old, the USA international is unlikely to make a huge impact at Rangers this season, but he could play an important role for the Ibrox club during the 2019-20 campaign.

Former USA international Maurice Edu played for Rangers from 2008 until 2012, and the 32-year-old’s recent comments about Polster will be encouraging for the Ibrox faithful.

Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster (2) and Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) during the MLS game between the Atlanta United and the Chicago Fire on October 21, 2018 at the Mercedes-...

Edu believes that Polster will do well at Rangers, and he has also suggested that the 25-year-old will relish the challenge at the Scottish Premiership giants.

“I think he has the quality to go there and do well but it is going to be a challenge but it’s a challenge I think Matt will appreciate," Edu told American Soccer Now about Polster.

Maurice Edu of Rangers departs the Murray Park training ground on March 5, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. Rangers players continue discussions with Duff and Phelps administrators over wage...

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