Rangers new boy expected 'backlash' after ditching rivals for Ibrox
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Rangers new boy expected 'backlash' after ditching rivals for Ibrox

Rangers new boy Scott Wright has admitted that he “expected” there to be a backlash from Aberdeen fans after it was confirmed he’d signed a pre-contract with Steven Gerrard’s side – but insists he was fully focused on seeing out the with the Dons.

Wright made his move to Ibrox four months early after the Gers’ deadline-busting swoop brought him to Glasgow on Monday night instead.

The winger could make his Gers debut tonight when Steven Gerrard’s side take on St. Johnstone at Ibrox, days after preparing for the Dons’ clash with Livingston.

Wright admits that it is great to finally be a Rangers player now though and hopes he can use the extra time to settle in and get used to how Gerrard wants his side to play.

“There was always going to be a bit of a backlash,” Wright said [Rangers TV]. “I expected that. But I don’t think it would have been a problem.

“The manager Derek McInnes has been fantastic with me. We spoke quite often and he said he had my back throughout it, which I felt and I am obviously grateful for.

“I kind of just left that (the negotiations) to the people who were dealing with it really. Once I had signed my pre-contract my head was fully at Aberdeen. I thought I would be joining Rangers in the summer. I was committed to playing for Aberdeen in every game.

“Then on deadline day, I got a call saying the clubs had agreed something and it was time to move on. It was just a case of getting myself down to Glasgow, getting my face in the door and getting started.

“It’s great that the clubs managed to agree something and I am a Rangers player now. It is really exciting for me. I am really looking forward to coming in, getting started and improving as a player. Joining such a massive club can take me to the next level.

“It is big thing for me because it gives me a bit more time to bed in. It gives me a lot more time to get used to the tactics and just the change from Aberdeen. It is something I am really looking forward to.”

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