Rangers midfielder makes admission about contract situation
Veteran Rangers midfielder Niko Kranjcar admitted that he isn’t thinking about his future despite his Ibrox contract ending in June.
The 33-year-old Croatian has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place after making his return from a cruciate ligament injury.
Kranjcar did feature in the Gers’ last two games before the winter break – starting against Celtic and Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership.
The former Spurs, Portsmouth and New York Cosmos star admits that after his career-threatening injury, every minute playing is a “bonus” for him as he tries to prove to manager Graeme Murty he is worth a regular place in his starting XI.
“I honestly haven’t thought about that. After the injury I had last season, every minute I spend on the pitch is a bonus for me and I don’t want to look so much ahead,” Kranjcar said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I want to give everything I can. Obviously I wasn’t in the team for a long time and I worked really, really hard to get back into it.
“Once I got back into it, I had a good game, had a not so good game, but I’m happy to prove to the manager that I’m still good enough to be used at this football club. That’s going to be my goal till the end of the season.”
Kranjcar joined the Gers in 2016 from NASL side NY Cosmos but saw his first season ended prematurely.
Since making his return, Kranjcar has struggled to really make much impact in games and looks to have lost a step during his time on the sidelines.
In all, the 81-times capped Croatian international has only managed a total of 25 appearances for the Ibrox side, scoring three times, as his career winds down.
Kranjcar played 45 minutes of Friday’s win against Atletico Mineiro in the Florida Cup and is expected to be given a similar run-out when the Gers face Corinthians on Saturday.
In other Rangers transfer news, it has been reported that Gers are homing in on a top flight player who wants to move to the Ibrox.
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