HARRY FORRESTER will look to the more experienced members of the Rangers squad to help him adapt to life in Glasgow after he put pen to paper on an initial six-month deal with the Gers today.
The 24 year-old has previously played in Scotland as a loan player at Kilmarnock back in 2010, and in a quirk of fate, his final game for Kille came against the Light Blues with new teammate Kenny Miller grabbing a hat-trick in a 3-2 with for Rangers on the day.
Miller is of course the most experienced man in the Rangers squad now, and Forrester sees him and the likes of Lee Wallace as key in his aims to settle at the club as quickly as possible.
He continued: “I’ll be looking to them to help me adapt to life at Rangers and to life in Glasgow, as being a Rangers player, you have to deal with a lot of things mentally.
“That’s something I feel I can do, but they can help me with that in any case. But having them around the training ground and being able to help me is something I need to soak up and relish.”
Forrester has, of course, worked previously with manager Mark Warburton at Watford and Brentford, meaning the pair already have a mutual understanding of each other.
And the midfielder conceded Warburton’s presence at Rangers played a massive part in his decision to come and join the Ibrox club.
He continued: “I know how he works and how he wants to play football, and I knew that style of football would suit me.
“The name ‘Glasgow Rangers’ meant signing here was a no-brainer for me, but that was also a major factor in my decision to join here too.
“Hopefully this gives me a good platform to play, and coming into the building already knowing what is expected of me helps a lot.
“I see myself more as a left winger, and I’m comfortable there but I’ve played inside in the number 10 position too, so I’ll play wherever the manager wants me too when I get on the pitch.
“I’m sure he has his own ideas but he knows me well enough to know where I can play.”
Forrester now has the chance to help Rangers fight on three fronts for trophies, and he also admitted the lure of potential silverware was too good to turn down.
He added: “When you become a professional footballer, all you want to do is win silverware and win trophies, and I don’t think there are many clubs like Rangers where you have the opportunity to do that.
“The boys are flying at the moment, but hopefully I can come in and help the push for promotion and get the club back where they need to be.”