Former Rangers midfielder Mo Edu has told compatriot Matt Polster that “once you are part of (Rangers), you are part of it for life” after joining the Gers in last month’s transfer window.

Edu spent four years at Ibrox between 2008 and 2012 and thinks the former Chicago Fire midfielder will enjoy life in Glasgow.

VALENCIA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 02: Glasgow Rangers players (From L-R) Sasa Papac, Steven davis, Maurice Edu, Kenny Miller, Madjid Bougherra, Steven Naismith, Kirk Broadfoot, Steven Whittaker, David Weir, Lee McCulloch and Allan McGregor pose for a team picture prior the UEFA Champions League group C match between Valencia CF and Glasgow Rangers at the Mestalla Stadium on November 2, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. Valencia won the match 3-0.

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After an injury-hit 2018, Polster is working on his fitness before making his debut – and Edu believes that Polster will “appreciate” going somewhere where fans are so absorbed by the club.

“With the supporters, they are tuned into every aspect of the club. They’re going to know about your background,” Edu told American Soccer Now.

“They’re going to know Matt used to be a center midfielder and now he’s a fullback. It is cool to go into a culture like that where they live and breathe football – it’s something that I think Matt will appreciate.

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 21: Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster (2) and Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) during the MLS game between the Atlanta United and the Chicago Fire on October 21, 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta United FC secured a place in next year's CONCACAF Champions League with a 2-1 victory against the visiting Chicago Fire.

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“It’s also a family club. Once you walk through those doors and show you are willing to compete and lay it all on the line for the club, they are so supportive.

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“Once you are part of it, you are part of it for life. I still get messages from fans. It’s a club that is still very close to me and I still have a lot of affinity for that club. I’ll always support them.”

 

Edu last played in MLS with Philadelphia Union and knows Polster well from the domestic scene in America.

The midfielder is still highly-regarded by fans and hopefully, Polster can have an even bigger impact at Ibrox.

Edu’s injury-time Old Firm winner is still a much-loved moment for fans on social media and Polster just needs to ask his countryman how important the fixture is.

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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While it might still be a bit before we see Polster make his debut in the first-team, the American should do well.

He’s been one of Chicago Fire’s best players in recent years and was vital to their playoff run in 2017.

If he reproduces that kind of form at Ibrox then he’ll be fine.