By James Black
Rangers midfielder Niko Kranjcar admits fans have still to see the best of him during his injury-hit spell in Scotland.
The Croatian midfielder missed the majority of last season after suffering an ACL tear and has been limited to seven appearances so far this season after a string of niggling injuries.
The midfielder has been used sparingly as a substitute in recent weeks after struggling to get into the side when fit under previous manager Pedro Caixinha.
Kranjcar acknowledges that he’s not been close to his peak yet and admits that he isn’t happy with his – or the side’s – form so far.
“I haven’t shown the supporters my best yet,” Kranjcar said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“When I was starting to show it, and was feeling really good, my knee injury happened.
“I can’t be happy with myself, my form or the team’s form this season.
“The fans are only seeing glimpses unfortunately.
“My last setback was only for 10 days but after that I wasn’t being selected by the previous manager.”
Big things were expected when Rangers signed the midfielder from New York Cosmos in 2016.
The 33-year-old arrived in Glasgow from the second-tier American side already carrying an injury which hampered his start to life in Scotland.
A few flashes of brilliance in his early appearances were as good as it good however as a serious knee injury ended Kranjcar’s season by October last year.
After making his return against Progres Niederkorn in June’s Europa League qualifier, the former Spurs and QPR midfielder then picked up another knock which ruled him out of the start of the Scottish Premiership campaign.
Kranjcar is now fit again and will be hoping to get regular game time before his Ibrox contract expires at the end of the season.
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