Former Rangers trialist Stefan Marinovic completes Bristol City move

Rangers fans pour out of the stand onto the pitch as Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish...

Stefan Marinovic had a spell with Glasgow Rangers in January but will now be playing Championship football with Bristol City.

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,...

Bristol City have announced the signing of New Zealand international Stefan Marinovic, the goalkeeper moving to Ashton Gate after a trial period at Rangers.

The 27-year-old had been a free agent after leaving MLS outfit Vancouver Whitecaps in December and looked to continue his career in Europe, having previously made his name in the German lower leagues.

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Marinovic had a spell at Rangers during the January transfer window, with manager Steven Gerrard confirming to Sky Sports that the experienced shot-stopper was under consideration.

 

Unlike fellow MLS import Matt Polster, who was offered a contract after impressing the Ibrox chiefs, Rangers seemingly decided against bringing the Kiwi to Glasgow.

However, he has not had to wait long to find a new club. After speculation emerged on Wednesday, Bristol City have confirmed that Marinovic will be playing his football at Ashton Gate between now and the end of the season.

The play-off chasing Robins have been enduring a goalkeeping crisis, with Frank Fielding and Niki Maenpaa sidelined so Marinovic’s arrival is perfectly timed ahead of a clash with Leeds United.

Can he show Rangers what they are missing?

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic (1) makes a save in the second half of an MLS match between the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Sporting Kansas City on April 20, 2018 at...

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