By Joe Nelson

Harry Forrester has backed new signing Joe Garner to prove his quality to the fans after being unveiled as a Rangers player during their 2-1 win against Motherwell.

The 28-year-old Garner was paraded at half-time as the Gers improved on their impressive start to the season, claiming another three points thanks to goals from Forrester and Kenny Miller.

“I have played against Joe a few times in England,” Forrester said in the Glasgow Evening Times. “He is a great striker.”

“He will get goals. He is a livewire. He will run in behind. He is a fox in the box type.

“Everyone has seen his famous goal on Sky Sports when he lifts it over the player’s head and puts it in the top corner.

“That is the quality he has got. Hopefully we can see that at Ibrox.”

Garner made the switch from Preston North End where he played 151 games, scoring 57 goals.

The striker is Mark Warburton’s tenth addition to the squad this summer, in a drastic overhaul since re-joining the Scottish top flight.

Garner penned a three-year deal and he could make his Rangers debut against Kilmarnock on Friday night.


The in-form Forrester was also keen to praise the influence of Croatian playmaker Niko Kranjcar, who had a hand in both Rangers goals, in their 2-1 win at the weekend.

“The gaffer has said from day one what Niko brings. He did very well when he came on.”

In other Rangers news, Joey Barton has given his verdict on Andre Gray after the Burnley striker has been accused of homophobic tweets.