Jon Toral is feeling great at Rangers under new manager, Pedro Caixinha, and grabbed his first assist this weekend.
An attacking midfielder by trade, he is being played in a deeper role with Rangers and the move, coupled with a lack of playing time on loan in Spain, saw him get off to a very slow start in Scotland.
He’s turning it around, however, and was widely praised after his performance this weekend in Rangers’ 4-0 win over Hamilton Academical.
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“It was great,” Toral told Rangers TV
“During the week, we worked on it and the boys all bedded in really well and we understood what he wanted from us and I think we will get better with the weeks.
“I’ve played that [deeper role] in the last few weeks under Graeme [Murty] as well so I was a little bit used to it. I had a partner this time, I had Jason, but it was good. I felt comfortable and just trying to help the team.”
About his assist, Toral added, “It was a thing we’ve worked during the week and it paid off and great great finish from Clint.”
Over the weekend it was reported that Toral had signed a new long-term deal with Arsenal before signing with Rangers but it seems like this might not be true.