THERE is an exclusive interview with former Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic – his first since he left the club in 2012 – in tonight’s official matchday programme.

The 33-year-old, who is now playing in China, was a fans’ favourite as he helped the Light Blues win the League Cup and SPL title in 2010/11, and in a rare one-to-one he discusses the mixed emotions he had when he left Ibrox for Everton’s Goodison Park.

“I was never fighting my dream of playing in the Premier League and when I came to Rangers, I always said that was what I wanted to do.

“I never hid that but at that moment, when the move to Everton came up, it’s not something I was trying to make happen at all.”

‘Jela’ also reflects on the success he enjoyed during his time in Scotland and chats about his friendship with current Croatia and Rangers star Borna Barisic, his best goal for the club – which happened to be a sensational finish against tonight’s opponents Aberdeen – and the forthcoming Europa League match against Rapid Vienna, the club he joined Rangers from for a fee of £4 million.

To read the full-length interview make sure you get your hands on a programme prior to this evening’s game at Ibrox and for more information on what you will find in the 84-page issue, click here.

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