Former Rangers player Matt Polster is playing a key role for New England Revolution, who are currently flying high in the MLS.

Polster played for the Gers for 18 months and was used as a backup right-back.

Polster in Europa League qualifying action for Rangers against St Joseph’s at Ibrox. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He only made ten first-team appearances but was a popular figure with supporters due to his work ethic and tenacity.

The 28-year-old loved his time in Glasgow but opted to move on last summer in search of regular playing time, returning to his native United States to join the Revs for a reported fee of £300k [Scottish Sun].

Since then, he’s established himself as a key player in a holding midfield role and he’s played a big part in their excellent start to the 2021 season.

 

After a thrilling 3-2 victory at New York City this weekend, Bruce Arena’s side are flying high at the top of the Eastern Conference on 20 points, having lost just one of their opening nine fixtures.

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Polster has started all but one of those fixtures, and has played the full 90 minutes in each of the last four matches, all of which his team won.

New England Revolution v FC Cincinnati

The former Rangers player is performing a key role for the MLS side. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

The former Ger will be hoping he and his teammates can keep up their current form and bag silverware come the end of the season, while he will also have his sights set on a return to the USA national team, for whom his only senior appearance came back in 2018.

Polster isn’t the only player who is doing well elsewhere after leaving the Gers for a six-figure fee.

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