Ryan Jack has revealed that he immediately thought that he can learn from Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister were appointed as the Rangers management team – and admits they can “only improve your game.”
The former Liverpool pair were confirmed by the Gers on May 4th before formally getting started on June 1st and midfielder Jack thinks the Light Blues can “learn off their knowledge.”
After spending much of last season sidelined through injury, Jack admits he needs to hit the ground running ahead of the Europa League games coming up next month.
“It’s exciting times. As soon as the appointment was announced you’re delighted and looking forward to it and straight away I was thinking I can pick their brains and learn,” Jack told RangersTV, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“It’s two players who have played at the highest level in football so any tips you can get can only improve your game.
“I’m a midfielder and they are massive names in football who enjoyed great careers and we can learn off their knowledge.
“I need to try and put in as much work as I can and hit the ground running and hopefully that will stand me in good stead for when the friendlies and Europa League games come up.”
Football Insider verdict:
Jack has always come across as a really shrewd operator and it’s no surprise that his thought immediately turned to how the managerial appointment can help him improve. The former Aberdeen captain is never going to be the creative outlet in a team but he’s a fantastic worker who often doesn’t get the praise his performances merit. The Scotland international will likely be an important part of how Steven Gerrard’s side play this season as they try to end their long trophy drought. After being injured since December, Jack’s return will be like having a new player available for the Light Blues. With a packed midfield already, Jack will need to be at the very top of his game to force his way straight into the side but it’s likely that either Jack or Jordan Rossiter will be given the responsibility of protecting the Gers defence. Jack showed last season how effective he can be at mopping up and then moving the ball on to more creative team-mates.
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