Dundee United’s Gordon Forrest, who formerly worked at the Vancouver Whitecaps, has praised Glasgow Rangers’ January signing Matt Polster.

The Gers brought the United States international to Ibrox last month, with the 25-year-old expected to offer versatility and energy to Steven Gerrard’s first-team squad.

Rangers took him on trial and were seemingly impressed by his ability, agility and mobility.

The coaches decided to extend his time at the Gers by taking him on their Tenerife training location in January, to improve his fitness levels after his knee injury lay-off.

Rangers were very busy during the January transfer window by bringing in Jermain Defoe, Steven Davis, Greg Kamara, Andy Firth and the almost unknown Polster.

He featured in 100 games over three years, playing in many different positions for the MLS side Chicago Fire. Although he did lose out on most of 2018, through his injury.

Gerrard confirmed that Polster has signed a permanent deal with Rangers on a two-and-a-half year deal at Ibrox.

The once capped US internationalist will be a great addition to Gerrard’s extended January squad.

Polster can play in either full-back position or anywhere in midfield, and has been highly praised by Forrest, the Dundee United assistant manager.

“Matt is a good player and I remember him coming through the college system,” he told the Scottish Sun.

“He is very versatile in that he can play in midfield or at full-back. It is great to see him coming to Scotland and being given a chance. 

“Matt has a terrific attitude and I’m sure that’s why Steven Gerrard would want him in his side.”

Players like handy Andy Halliday and Polster are always good options for Rangers to have in their squad, with injuries and suspensions never that far away in the Scottish game.

The American is yet to feature for Rangers and was not in the matchday squad for Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Kilmarnock.

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