New England Revolution supporters have raved about former Rangers star Matt Polster after his ‘impressive’ debut against Philadelphia Union.

Revolution returned to MLS action overnight in a behind-closed-doors fixture and Polster was thrown straight into the starting XI.

SOCCER: AUG 20 MLS Philadelphia Union at New England Revolution
Ex Rangers star Matt Polster in action for New England Revolution against Philadelphia Union. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The 27-year-old cited a desire to play regularly when he left Glasgow in a deal worth a reported £400,000 in early July [Daily Record] and it looks as though his manager, Bruce Arena, is going to deliver minutes.

Polster was handed the no.8 shirt at his new club and is being deployed as a defensive midfielder, rather than in the right-back slot he was occupied with the Gers.

The USA international was booked for a heavy challenge in the first half but made it through the full 90 minutes as his side earned a point in a 0-0 draw.

“I think I was a little bit excited, nervous, probably a little bit of everything playing my first game and my first 90 in quite a few months, obviously,” he said after the match [Revolutionsoccer.net].

“It was the first time on the pitch for me with an entirely new team, I thought we did really well in some moments. We need to still hold ourselves to a high standard.

“A 0-0 is just not good enough for us at home. We need to get three points so it’s a bit frustrating from that side of things.”

Polster made 10 appearances in a year and a half at Rangers. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Polster might not have been satisfied with the draw, but plenty of supporters were impressed by his performance in midfield.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:

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