American international Matt Polster  has told the Daily Record why he chose to move to Rangers during the January transfer window – and admitted playing under Steven Gerrard was a bonus.
The 25-year-old signed up just before the transfer deadline after impressing on trial and became the Gers’ fourth signing of the window.

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - MARCH 10: Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara (3) takes a shot against Chicago Fire midfielder Matt Polster (2) during a game between Sporting Kansas City and the Chicago Fire on March 10, 2018, at Toyota Park, in Bridgeview, IL.
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Poslter admitted that he has a “big opportunity” at Ibrox and thinks the Gers match his own expectations.
“When I got the interest from Rangers, I was like: ‘Holy s***. Wow, this is a big opportunity for me,’” Polster told the
Daily Record.
“It was something I wanted to do, to challenge myself.
“I want to play at a high standard where there’s real expectation. That’s what this club is all about.

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - OCTOBER 15: Philadelphia Union midfielder Ilsinho (25) and Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster (2) battle for the ball during a game between the Philadelphia Union and the Chicago Fire on October 15, 2017, at Toyota Park, in Bridgeview, IL.
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“And having Gerrard as manager was just an extra add.”
After missing most of the 2018 season through injury, Polster will be hoping to make an immediate impact in Scotland.
The 25-year-old is comfortable in midfield of at right-back and will give Gerrard a different option.

Polster’s Chicago Fire contract expired in December and the midfielder earned himself a tw0-and-a-half-year deal at Ibrox.
BRIDGEVIEW, IL - AUGUST 05: Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster (2) and Chicago Fire midfielder Dax McCarty (6) celebrate after the Chicago Fire scored a goal during the match between the New England Revolution and the Chicago Fire on August 5, 2017 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.
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It seems unlikely that Polster will be involved for a few weeks as he gets back up to speed after so long out.
Once he’s match-fit, he’ll push James Tavernier for a starting place as he looks to establish himself.
The 25-year-old made his international debut in 2018 against Bosnia.

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