Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:31pm
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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed to Sky Sports that a deal for defender Matt Polster is could be completed soon after the player impressed on trial with the Ibrox club.

The 25-year-old has played regularly in Major League Soccer over the past few years and has won an international cap with the United States national team.

He left Chicago Fire at the end of 2018 and was given the opportunity to train with Rangers, first in December and then during the warm weather training camp in Tenerife.

Clearly he has shown something that has impressed Gerrard and his coaching team, with Sky Sports reporting a ‘long-term’ deal is now imminent.

His arrival will mean that captain James Tavernier will now have serious competition on the right hand side of defence. Polster’s presence should at the very least have a positive impact on Tavernier’s form, which has been criticised as being inconsistent for a while now.

That the staff managed to have such a good look at him in training is great sign he is of the standard we need to push for trophies in the second half of the season.