HAVING been a Liverpool player for more than eleven years, Rangers’ latest signing Andy Firth believes he will have no problems settling into Steven Gerrard’s squad.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper has signed an 18-month contact with the Light Blues having spent the last six months at National League side Barrow.
Moving to a new environment and a different country can be a big thing for any player but Firth feels the Merseyside connection at the Hummel Training Centre will be a massive help to him.
Speaking to RangersTV, he explained: “It’s going to be a home away from home!
We worked it out last night – there is seven staff I know and three players I’ve worked with before, so thankfully that will be a big thing moving away from Liverpool.
“I’ve lived there for eight years but I’m basically moving to the Scottish Liverpool with the amount of Scousers there are up here! So it should really help me.
“I grew up in the same youth team as Ryan Kent and Jordan Rossiter, so I’ve played with them since I was 10. I’ve also worked with Michael Beale, he was my under-16 and Reserves manager.
“Obviously I did bits of work with Gary Mac when he was with the first team, so the fact that there are a lot of people I’ve worked with before and a lot of people I know really well, it should help me settle in really quickly.”
Andy is also looking forward to learning as much as he can from experienced Rangers goalkeepers Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham. He added: “It will be massive. I worked with Allan when I went on a youth loan to Hull when he was the first-team goalkeeper there.
“I was only there for a week but everything he showed me – you just look and he’s someone who has done that much in the game and he’s still flying at his age.
“It’s unbelievable so hopefully I can just pick up bits from the pair of them and hopefully it will improve me as well.”