Returning striker Kyle Lafferty has made a bold yet understandable claim that he can help Rangers win the league.
The three-time SPL winner with Rangers has returned home and put pen to paper on a two year deal, but the 30-year old forward, in a message to the fans, has admitted leaving Rangers broke his heart, but the returning player knows how to win and ‘will bring 55 home’.
Speaking to Rangers TV, the ex-Hearts talisman again admitted he’d been badly advised in the past, didn’t want to leave, but that Rangers fans would have a different player.
“I’m here now. You’ll find a different person, a person who knows how to win and will bring 55 home.”
Clearly speaking from the heart and overjoyed to be back with his boyhood club, Lafferty may have got a little ahead himself, but given the stunning start Steven Gerrard has made to life at Ibrox, it’s hard not to get a little swept away with the positive feeling in Govan.
In truth though, Lafferty does know how to win the league and frankly is a better player now than the already excellent one who left.
Whether Rangers will win the league this season (or next) remains to be seen but as Kyle himself said about the performance v Maribor, that was the ‘real Rangers’ and there is just a sense of our team, management and club now feeling like its old self.
Whether that leads to 55 soon is another matter, but we hope.