Declan John: This is what Neil Warnock told me after I agreed move to Rangers
By Harry Sykes
New Rangers signing Declan John has revealed that the only advice he was given by Cardiff boss Neil Warnock was to enjoy himself at Ibrox.
John joined the Glasgow giants last week from the English Championship leaders on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent transfer if it suits all parties.
The Wales international has been signed by Pedro Caixinha to provide cover for skipper Lee Wallace at left-back, although he can also slot in on the left of midfield.
John, 22, has made the move to Scotland after been deemed surplus to requirements at Cardiff, where he had made just a single start since Warnock was appointed manager last October.
The player revealed that the veteran boss had simple advice for him after he agreed to join Rangers, urging him “to just come here and enjoy it”.
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DJ: Hopefully I can get some minutes in starting with the weekend. Neil Warnock told me to just come here and enjoy it.
— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) September 7, 2017
Football Insider exclusively revealed on Wednesday morning of last week that the Scottish giants were trying to land John on an initial loan with a view to a permanent deal.
The deal progressed during the day and he was announced as Pedro Caixinha’s 11th summer signing within 24 hours.
The 22-year-old has found himself behind Joe Bennett in the pecking order at the Cardiff City Stadium and Warnock has been happy to let him move on for now.
John is in the final year of his contract at Cardiff, which paved the way for Rangers to swoop and tie up a season-long loan.
John has come through the ranks at Cardiff and made 52 appearances for the club since breaking into the first-team in 2012.