Former team-mate 'buzzing' for forward after dream Rangers move
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Linton 'buzzing' for Stewart after dream Rangers move

Former team-mate Scott Linton has admitted he is “buzzing” for Greg Stewart – and told how he’ll never forget the forward turning up for a trial at Cowdenbeath wearing Rangers kit.
Stewart’s move from Birmingham City was confirmed by the Gers earlier this week and Linton knows how much a move to Ibrox will mean to the boyhood fan.

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Linton played with Stewart for four years so knows the Ibrox new boy well and is confident he has the ability to succeed at Rangers.
“Greg turned up for a trial at Cowdenbeath in a Rangers trackie — it was the jumper and shorts,”
Linton told the Scottish Sun.

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“I remember thinking, ‘Who is this guy and why’s he wearing a Rangers tracksuit to come and train with Cowdenbeath?’.
“I’ll never forget it. Usually, the club would give trialists some kit and I can’t ever remember anyone else rocking up in random gear. We didn’t even have time to have a go at him because, within five minutes of him turning up, we could all see his talent.
“I know what this move will mean for him and I’m buzzing for him.”
Stewart spent last season on loan with Kilmarnock and Aberdeen but suffered poor form at Pittodrie in the second half of the season.

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The forward has the ability to be a useful player for Gerrard’s squad though and could be handy in games where the Gers are struggling to break teams down.

At 29, this will likely be Stewart’s last ‘big move’ but the chance to impress at his boyhood heroes and, potentially, stick around there until the end of his career, should be a big motivator for the Stirling-born star.

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