Date: 23rd January 2019 at 6:30am
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Rangers are waiting on Matt Polster gaining a work permit before announcing his signing, according to manager Steven Gerrard.

The American right-back was initially on trial with the club in December before travelling with the squad for the warm weather training camp in Tenerife over the winter break.

He’s clearly impressed Gerrard and his coaching staff, with the manager confirming last week that we had offered a contract to the United States international.

The Scottish Sun report he is on his way to Glasgow to confirm the details of his signing.

However, one hurdle remains according to the Ibrox boss and that’s securing a work permit for the player.

Gerrard said this week: “I’ve said before, Matt Polster’s very close. That’ll depend on a work permit situation.”

Hopefully all of the formalities are sorted out this week so we can announce our latest signing and continue what has been an excellent January transfer window so far.

We’ve made attacking and midfield improvements, with Gerrard now bolstering his options in defence too.

The arrival of the former Chicago Fire man will provide competition and back-up for James Tavernier, meaning not so much of a burden is placed on the captain’s shoulders.