AS well as Florian Kamberi, his family and his friends – there’s another man sure to be extremely proud to have seen the striker join Rangers tonight – Sergio Porinni.

Porinni is now assistant manager of the Albanian national team, and Kamberi, despite previously featuring at under-21 level for Switzerland, also qualifies to play for the Balkan nation – and was included in their recent squad for matches with Andorra and France.

He reckons playing regularly for Rangers can push him even further into the plans of the national team, and said: “For sure, a very big part. The assistant coach of Albania, Sergio Porinni was also at Rangers, so I think too he will be delighted for me that I have joined Rangers today.

“For sure, Rangers are going to help me everywhere and I want to deliver on the pitch for the trust Steven Gerrard and the whole club have given me.”

Kamberi is excited to be working alongside his new Rangers teammates, and reckons he can learn so much from them and new boss Steven Gerrard.

He continued: “If you are around good players, then for sure, you can become a better player – it’s just about your mentality that you always want to work hard and give everything for your team.

“You have to be patient and learn every day with the experienced players in the team, so I can’t wait to get started.

“Rangers is a big, big club, but to have Steven Gerrard as a coach and to play for him with the big career he had with his experience, I think any player would love to play for him.”

Kamberi too reckons his previous experience of the Scottish Premiership can help him to settle in quicker, and added: “For sure. I have been here for two years now and I know everything about how it is. It’s not very easy – it is a tough league so it is a bonus for me that I know the league already and I know now how Rangers play as I have played many times against them.

“I think I can adapt very well for how they want to play.”

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to www.rangers.co.uk