Rangers

By Harvey Byrne

Rangers assistant manager David Weir has outlined the qualities that new loan signing Jon Toral will bring to the side.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder made the switch to Ibrox on Thursday from Premier League giants Arsenal after having his loan cut short by La Liga side Granada.

He made his non-competitive debut for Mark Warburton’s side on Sunday in the 4-0 defeat against RasenBallsport Leipzig.

The scoreline wasn’t great, but fans were happy with what they had seen from Toral during his 45 minutes on the pitch.

Now, former Scotland international Weir believes that Toral is a good signing for the club and has identified his creativity, talent, goal scoring ability and all-round good play as qualities he will bring to the side.

“I think Jon’s creative, he’s talented, he’s a goal scorer he’s a good footballer,” started Weir speaking at a press conference on Monday, as shown by RangersTV.

“Fundamentally he’s a good footballer and he’ll adjust to the style we play. He’s played in our style before and he’s been successful in the English Championship.

“He’s played abroad, he’s an Arsenal player still and will be for the future. The level we play is very, very good and we know he’ll fit in with the way we play.”

This will be the second time that Toral has linked up with both Weir and Warburton on a temporary basis, having enjoyed a loan spell with Championship side Brentford in the 2014-15 campaign.

He was a huge success in London, helping the side make the play-offs with six goals and two assists in 37 appearances for the club.

He will now be hoping to have a similar impact with the Scottish giants, who are looking to claim second place this campaign.

In other Rangers news, Weir has also revealed the Gers’ top targets for the January window.

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