Rangers new boy Leon Balogun has admitted it was “special” for him to be recognised by his team-mates with a round of applause after his impressive debut in yesterday’s win over Aberdeen.
Balogun played the full 90 minutes at Pittodrie and put in an impressive afternoon’s work in his first outing since signing from Wigan last week.
The centre-back was delighted with his debut performance and now wants to help push Steven Gerrard’s side to success this season after his surprise move.
“I said when I came I wanted to work and honour the jersey, so I was glad to get the opportunity,” Balogun said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It was special for me to get a round of applause from my team-mates.
“They told me this is a tough place to make your debut so I’m happy.
“I am just pleased I was able to perform in the way I performed.
“That said, you are only as good as your last match – so I need to rest up ahead of the next game.
“I want to help the group be successful.”
Balogun will miss Thursday’s Europa League clash with Bayer Leverkusen and Gerrard will have a dilemma on his hands over who to replace him with.
It wouldn’t be a surprise though to see Gerrard stick with Balogun and Connor Goldson domestically after the impressive start to the Nigerian international’s Rangers career.