THERE has been definite improvements at Rangers, in all aspects, since the arrival of Mark Warburton – according to Nicky Clark.
The striker noticed a change from the first day his new gaffer arrived in Glasgow and has been enjoying it ever since.
Clark has been kept out of the Gers side by in form Martyn Waghorn and a foot injury of late and knows it will be tough to reclaim a starting spot after a month without a game through injury.
The 24-year-old said: “I think you could see an improvement in the squad from day one of the gaffer coming in.”
“Every week and day by day in training we are all getting better and getting to know each other even more and getting to know the gaffer and Davie.
“A few things have changed, the gaffer has brought in a few different things; his own views, he has changed the formation up, he’s brought in a lot of new players and they’ve all made a difference.
“Waggy is performing really well, so if I get a chance to get into the team and play then I need to do exactly what he has been doing.
“He’s scored a lot of goals and his overall game has been great, he has been linking the play up well so if I come in I need to make sure I perform at the highest level.
“I think Martyn and I can play together, the strikers we have can all play anywhere across the three and fit into the formation the gaffer is playing.”
Clark last played on August 26 in the League Cup, a game he scored in and while he has found it tough on the side lines he says he’s been absorbing things watching from a different vantage point.
The pacey frontman had two goals after the first month of the season and is hoping for an opportunity to improve on that tally now he is fighting fit.
He admitted: “It’s been frustrating being injured but it’s a different game watching it from the stands.
“You can the movements that the gaffer has been doing in training and how they are coming off and the rotation system that he has working in the midfield.
“I’m 100% fit now, I’m back in, I’ve been training with the boys all week and played for the under-20s on Tuesday night in Perth.
“There is huge competition in the squad right now so I just have to keep my head down, work hard in training and if I get a chance make sure I take it.
“You have to impress in training every day and everyone does that.
“I think everyone has bedded in well, everyone is enjoying their football right now, we’re scoring goals and we’re getting loads of chances.”