Former Rangers player Matt Polster believes he’s in the prime of his career and is ready to kick on as a midfielder at New England Revolution [Revolutionsoccer.net].
The 27-year-old served as a backup right-back for 18 months at Ibrox behind James Tavernier and at times, Jon Flanagan.
He was a popular member of the squad who impressed on a number of occasions towards the back end of last season.
Yet, ultimately, he opted to return to his native United States in early July in search of regular playing time.
When the MLS restarts, he’s looking to take all he learned during his time in Glasgow and to put it into practice.
“As a group, they [Rangers] just owned the pitch and owned possession of the ball in all areas,” Polster told Revolutionsoccer.net. “I think the biggest thing was the expectation to win every single game.”
“When we would drop points away from home or even at home sometimes, it was unacceptable, and I want to take that into my game and to try to bring that here.
“I wasn’t playing as much as I would have liked at Rangers and I want to now take that information and those moments that I had with them and now, in the prime of my career, implement them. That’s what I’m going to try and do here and help this team win.”
Polster keen to kick on after Rangers exit – Verdict
It’s clear from the interview that Polster thoroughly enjoyed his time at Rangers.
The USA international only mustered ten appearances in a year and a half but he managed to sample life at a massive European club and play in front of packed houses at Ibrox.
He was never likely to oust captain James Tavernier from the right-back slot but he proved himself a very competent and combative player and he’s obviously keen to make his mark on the MLS when it returns.
Both Polster and Flanagan departed the club earlier this summer, leaving highly-rated 18-year-old, Nathan Patterson, as the current backup right-back.