NEW signing Harry Forrester admits it’s a ‘privilege’ to join Rangers after he put pen to paper on an initial six-month deal with the Ibrox club.
Joining from Doncaster Rovers, the attacking midfielder can play in a number of positions and is already well-known to Gers gaffer Mark Warburton with Forrester working with him as a youth player at Watford and also in a two-year spell at Brentford.
And while his deal is initially only for six months, Forrester admitted his eagerness to extend his stay long beyond that period.
Speaking exclusively to Rangers.co.uk, Forrester explained: “This move huge for me. This is one of the biggest clubs in Europe and I am privileged to be here and privileged to put on the shirt, and I want now to show people what I can do on the field.
“It’s only a six month deal as we speak, but hopefully I can get on the pitch and show everyone what I can do and we’ll talk from there.
“I’ve known Mark a long time and I know how he works, likewise he knows about me as well. The last few months at my old club haven’t gone too well, but I know Mark believes in me and I’m coming up here to prove him right.
“Like I say, it’s only six months but I want to be here a lot longer than just six months.”
Forrester took in Monday’s sensational 4-2 victory over Hibernian at Ibrox, and he told of how he was blown away both by the noise inside the stadium and also the speed at which the game was played.
He does however have previous experience of the Scottish game having had a loan spell with Kilmarnock back in 2010, and he reckons that has given him a good grounding on what to expect when he eventually makes his bow in the famous blue jersey.
He continued: “The atmosphere was incredible. I was there from early-on to soak it all up and it was just great to be there and good to get the win too.
“The intensity of the game was phenomenal, and the boys played really well too, so it was a good all-round day and a great welcome to Glasgow.
“I already know a lot about the club. I’ve done my research and I was here with Kilmarnock on-loan when I was 19, so I know how big the club is.
“I was only young when I was at Killie, but I felt it was a good learning curve for me. I feel I went back to England a better player, so hopefully I can learn from that and put it on the field at Rangers.
“This is not your average football club – it’s a huge, huge club and it is an absolute honour to be signed here now, and hopefully I can give the fans something to scream about.”