Former Polish Rangers star Darius Adamzcuk has been opening up on his delight at the Gers finding their feet again as they prepare to play Polish opposition in Lech Poznan.

The Glasgow side are set to play the Ekstraklasa club at Ibrox tonight in the second match of their Europa League Group D campaign.

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Darius Adamczuk joined Rangers on a free transfer when his contract expired at Dundee. Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford /Allsport

Rangers started with a win away to Standard Liege whilst Lech fell to a 4-2 defeat to Benfica in a frenetic opening day contest in Poland.

Adamczuk – who is now the sporting director of Lech’s Polish rivals Pogon Szczecin – beams with pride about his association with Ibrox and says he still checks the result every Saturday.

“I am very happy that I played for Rangers,” said Adamczuk [Glasgow Times].

“They are a very big club with great supporters. It was a good experience for me to play for them.

“I still support them. Every Saturday night I always look to see the Dundee and Rangers results after Pogoń Szczecin have played.

“We get some games from Scotland on Polish television now. It is mostly Celtic games that we see because Patryk Klimala plays for them.

“But we also get some Rangers games as well. I watched the Old Firm match and was pleased to see them win.

“I saw what happened with their financial problems. I hope they win the league this season. They have great potential.”

Darius Adamzcuk, 51, joined Rangers from Dundee in 1999 after a successful spell at Dens Park but struggled to nail down a place in a competitive squad.

Joining a Dick Advocaat team rich with talent, former Polish international Darius explains that injury and competition made making more than 14 league appearances in three years difficult.

“It was difficult for me, I was sidelined a lot,” said Adamzcuk.

“We also had a very good team with a lot of experienced players. We had Claudio Reyna, Sergio Porrini, Jorg Albertz and Arthur Numan. We had a lot of big, big names.

“That was good for the manager. But I was a player who needed to play every week in order to keep my fitness at a high level. I wasn’t a very technical player so I needed to keep my fitness up to perform.

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Adamczuk was delighted to see Rangers defeat Celtic in the recent Old Firm derby. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I played for Dundee every week. At Rangers I didn’t. I would play a game and then sit on the bench for four games. That wasn’t easy.”

Rangers are set to play Lech Poznan at Ibrox with coronavirus restrictions meaning the game is scheduled to go ahead at 8pm this evening behind closed doors.

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