Rangers’ winter training camp in Tenerife commenced this week and for one player it’s a chance to win a contract with Steven Gerrard’s side, as former Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster continues to be put through his paces by the coaching staff.
Polster was invited to Auchenhowie in December to begin a trial and The Scottish Sun report that coaches were left mightily impressed by what he has to offer.
The paper say Gerrard also knows what he can do in a competitive environment, having played against the 25-year-old when the Ibrox boss starred for LA Galaxy.
The fact he has been taken to Tenerife is a pretty solid sign we could be ready to offer him a contract, with the player available on a free after leaving Chicago at the end of the last Major League Soccer season.
Gerrard has previously gone on record saying an contract for the player will be on the table if he likes what the right-back has to offer.
As direct cover to James Tavernier he could the perfect budget signing for the second half of the season, also protecting against losing the club captain to a big money offer either this January or in the summer.