Date: 11th January 2019 at 6:00am
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Rangers Director of Football Mark Allen has admitted a deal could be struck for former Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster, as he continues to train with Steven Gerrard’s side in Tenerife.

Polster is something of an unfamiliar face at the winter training camp, included in group training to challenge Celtic in the second half of the season.

He was on trial with Rangers back in December and has clearly impressed enough to be given a second look.

Mark Allen provided an update on his potential signature this week, telling The Daily Record:

Matt Polster is here and we are continuing to evaluate on that one.

It is one where this has to be a meeting of minds for everyone, it is not one way traffic. He has to look at it and say is Rangers for him and he have to say is he for Rangers. This week is just a further assessment before we make a decision.

With Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis already arriving this month, we haven’t been slow in getting deals done and it would seem likely that Polster is the next to commit his playing future to Glasgow.

Polster is a former MLS opponent of Steven Gerrard, so was previously known to the Gers boss and could provide immediate back-up to captain James Tavernier, who has barely had any sort of rest this season.

As a budget signing it makes a lot of sense and I’m keen to see the deal get over the dotted line after further evaluation of his talents.

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