New Rangers forward Cyriel Dessers is hoping to carve his own path into the hearts of the Ibrox faithful as he prepares to fight for trophies in Scotland.
The Nigeria international, who joined the club from Italian side Cremonese, is hoping to build the same kind of rapport with his new support as former fans’ favourite Alfredo Morelos.
But the 28-year-old is only concentrating on the here and now as he looks to make his move to Glasgow a successful one.
Speaking from the club’s training camp on Tuesday, he said: “Of course Alfredo did amazing things for Rangers and at Ibrox so it’s never easy so it’s never easy to come after a good striker like he was. But on the other side, I can’t look at the past.
“I’m only here for the present and the future. I hope to do some good things for Rangers as well, and I hope I can build a similar relationship with the fans but that will depend on the things I do in the pitch, and I am confident that could work.”
Dessers completed his move to Rangers last week to become Michael Beale’s sixth new signing of his summer rebuild.
And he believes the move to Ibrox has come at the right time of his career to help the team compete for, and win, trophies next season.
He said: “I am at a good age right now, 28 is a perfect age when physically you are still at your top level and you have gained some experience so I think that is a perfect time to play for some trophies and hopefully win some trophies.
“That is the mentality of Rangers, which is present at this moment already, and I want to be part of that and bring some things, not only football wise but also mentality wise in the longer run.”