January Rangers signing Matuesz Zukowski may have struggled to make an impression on the squad since joining, but the right-back has signalled his intentions in a pre-season message.
Taking to social media, the Polish youth international youth international right-back announced he was “glad to be back” as Ibrox training returned ahead of season 22/23.
The 20-year-old joined the Gers in a reported £400k deal in January from Lechia Gdańsk after the sale of Nathan Patterson to Everton but has made only one appearance for the club to date.
This came in the 3-0 Scottish Cup victory over Annan Athletic and the defender struggled to dislodge influential captain James Tavernier from the side.
Rangers are Zukowski’s first club outside of Poland and the defender will now have a full-run at pre-season and the next campaign after settling into life in Scotland since January.
Mateusz Zukowski looks forward to first full Rangers serason
It’s never easy moving to a new country for any young player and Rangers fans will be hoping to see more of the highly-rated Polish youngster this campaign.
It is unlikely that the defender will be able to claim the spot held by Tavernier since 2015 given the Rangers captain’s influence and status at the club but there is an expectation Mateusz will play more minutes this season as he continues his development.
Ahead of the new campaign it’s good to see Mateusz Zukowski tweeting out to supporters and let’s hope Rangers fans can begin to see more from the defender in the coming months.
In total Mateusz Zukowski played 50 games for Lechia Gdańsk before joining Rangers, scoring two goals, whilst the right-back has four caps for the Polish U21s.
Speaking of the return to pre-season training at Rangers, another Ibrox star is back in the building after his loan side failed to activate a reported £3m clause.