By Dominic Toner

New Rangers signing Niko Kranjcar feels he is perfectly suited to the style of play at the club as he battles with his fitness in pre-season.

The Croatian midfielder moved to the Scottish giants this summer and joins with vast top-level experience after 15 years at the top for club and country.

He told the Rangers website: “It’s the way I personally believe football should be played – playing out from the back, passing the ball through the lines, being brave on the ball and getting into areas where you believe with your quality you are going to keep hold of it.”

Kranjcar was not fit enough to make his debut in the 2-1 friendly  victory over Charleston Battery on Thursday, although he has been able to take part in full training.

The attack-minded player has previously played at English duo Tottenham and Portsmouth in the Premier League, as well Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split, Rapid Vienna, Dynamo Kiev and most recently American side New York Cosmos.

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Alongside the 31-year-old , Warburton has strengthened his squad by bringing Matt Gilks, Clint Hill, Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter and Lee Hodson to Ibrox.

Former Accrington pair Matt Crooks  and Joshua Windass have also arrived after they signed pre-contract agreements in January.

Rangers romped to the Scottish Championship title last season in some style, scoring an impressive 88 goals as they clinched promotion to the top-flight.

In other Rangers news, their rookie midfielder is confident he can clinch a first team place.