Former Rangers player Matt Polster has earned rave reviews from his New England Revolution teammates after switching to a midfield role [Revolutionsoccer.net].
The USA international was brought to Rangers in January 2019 by Steven Gerrard and served as a back-up right-back during his time at the club.
The 27-year-old was popular with Gers fans and rarely let himself down on the pitch, but after making just ten appearances in 18 months, he opted to leave Ibrox earlier this summer in favour of a return to the MLS.
Polster is set to be deployed in a holding midfield role for his new club rather than at full-back and his teammates are tipping him to be a big success.
“He’s been doing really well – I think early on, he’s a really good player,” Andy Farrell told Revolutionsoccer.net. “He’s very vocal. He likes to get stuck into tackles. Like I said, he’s very vocal about what he wants and that’s important.”
“We need more voices on our team and he’s come in and worked hard. I think everybody appreciates that.
“You can see the level that he has. He’s a good player. It will only get better and better as the days go on.”
The 🆕 guy.
— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) August 4, 2020
Fellow USA international Kelyn Rowe also pointed to Polster’s hard-work and said the ex-Ger is ‘doing well’ playing in front of the back four, while goalkeeper Matt Turner praised his ability and willingness to learn about the team’s playing style [revolutionsoccer.net].
The Revolution recorded a win, two draws and a defeat in a mixed return to action in the MLS Is Back tournament earlier this month and are ramping up preparations for the restart of the regular season.
It seems Polster has settled in well so far and he’ll be itching to get back to playing matches as he aims to put what he learned at Ibrox into practice in what is believed to be his preferred position.