Rangers striker Cedric Itten wins SPFL Goal of the Month award
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Rangers striker Cedric Itten wins SPFL Goal of the Month award

Rangers striker, Cedric Itten, has won the SPFL Goal of the Month award for September for his stunning strike in the 5-1 win over Motherwell.

Itten only signed for the Gers from Swiss club, St Gallen, in August and it took him a little while to get up to speed.

Rangers striker Cedric Itten has won the SPFL Goal of the Month award. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

When he was introduced off the bench at Fir Park late last month for his eighth appearance, he was still searching for his first Rangers goal.

Just seven minutes later, though, he got it in spectacular fashion.

After being fed the ball by Scott Arfield on the edge of the box, the 23-year-old ignored the overlapping run of James Tavernier and instead took one touch to control before swivelling and unleashing an unstoppable right-footed strike into the top left corner.

It was an impressive way to get off the mark at a new club and he grabbed his second five minutes later from close range.

The goal received a remarkable 52% of the public vote, ensuring he has picked up a maiden SPFL Goal of the Month award.

Perhaps the only member of the Rangers squad who will be disappointed with that result is Ryan Kent.

The Gers winger’s memorable goal in the 4-0 home victory over Dundee United came second to Itten’s, with 26% of the vote.

Motherwell’s Allan Campbell came in third, with his long-range effort against St Johnstone receiving 10% of the vote.

Itten is currently away on international duty, but he’ll be hoping to kick on from this success once he returns to Rangers next week.

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