This week in part 8 of 9 in looking at players that from each of the 9 in a row seasons, that may not have got the recognition they deserve

SEASON 1995/96

The summer of Gazza. Yes, as I’m sure like many of you, I succeeded in harassing my mother into taking me along to JRs on the Paisley Road for the Gazza, going blonde for the summer.

This season will be forever remembered, as Gazzas, where he took it upon himself along with Brian Laudrup to demonstrate the type of individual skill, and brilliance that would secure Rangers their 8th successive title.

Arrivals that summer along with Gazza, included Stephen Wright and Theo Snelders from Aberdeen, and Peter Van Vossen and Erik Bo Anderson but it is another signing I focus on today.


Petric plied his trade initially in his native homeland Yugoslavia with Partizan, but it is his next move he was to catch the eye of the Rangers support.

Moving to become part of Ivan Golac’s new look Dundee United side in 1993, he gained notoriety after being famously on the end of a Ian Ferguson spit ball at Ibrox and being part of the United side that stopped back-to-back trebles.

Petric may have been only singed initially to stop Celtic getting him, but he proved much more than just a token gesture. Injures and father time were showing on this Rangers side, and he more than antiquity filled in on a number of occasions, gaining him a place here.

Petric wasn’t the most elegant centre half or the best with a ball at his feet, but he did do a job when required on more than a number of times.

Petric stayed with the club, right until Advocaat took over, but a horrid first half display against Shelbourne seen the player move on to Crystal Palace, not before a shirt swirling place in Rangers history.