Reserve captain Cammy Palmer has praised the influence of first-team star Matt Polster after the USA international helped them to a 2-0 win over Celtic at Firhill.

Polster is yet to make his first-team debut following his January move from Chicago Fire but Palmer was glad he could help out in midfield as the reserves climbed to the top of the table with two games to go.

20th January 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Mid season football friendly, Rangers v Helsinki; Cammy Palmer made his debut for Rangers

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Palmer admitted that Polster helped him out with “certain things” against Celtic as Glenn Middleton’s double secured the win as shared his gratitude with the American.

“He obviously showed his experience and really helped me with certain things,” Palmer told RangersTV.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 15: Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“He’s a good player and I’m glad he can help us.”


Graeme Murty’s side face Hamilton and Falkirk in the final two games of the season knowing two wins should secure them the title.

There’s also a Glasgow Cup final against Celtic to come as Murty’s side aim to finish the season with a double.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 11: Rangers manager Graeme Murty looks on during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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With five first-team games still to come before the season ends, hopefully, it will also see Polster get his chance to impress and stake a claim for a regular place in the starting XI.

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