Rangers sign Gareth McAuley after former West Brom defender passes medical

Rangers sign Gareth McAuley after former West Brom defender passes medical

Rangers sign Gareth McAuley after former West Brom defender passes medical

Rangers have signed veteran defender Gareth McAuley on a free transfer after he was released by Championship side West Bromwich Albion, and he is expected to provide cover for Rangers' senior centre-backs.

RANGERS can today confirm the signing of Gareth McAuley on a one year deal subject to global clearance. Twitter user and Rangers fan Coulibaly Cartel was happy with the signing due to the depth and experience brought in by McAuley.

"It is up to me to challenge them and to try to get in the team, but also to help develop them as well as they are the future of the club and the means to moving forward as well".

It is massive for me personally.

"My family support the club, myself as well". So to get the opportunity to come and play at this famous club is wonderful.

The Northern Ireland worldwide was a free agent after leaving West Brom in the summer.


"I'm delighted to be here".

Scottish champions Celtic saw off their bitter rivals Rangers in the first Old Firm derby of the season on Sunday afternoon, and their fans were quick to acknowledge the performance of a man they called their defensive rock. "General fitness-wise I feel good but in terms of sharpness I have a bit to catch up and I will have to work hard on that over the next couple of weeks to get up to scratch on that", he said.

McAuley began his career with Linfield and went on to have spells in his homeland with Ballyclare Comrades, Crusaders and Coleraine, before earning a move to England in 2004 as he joined Lincoln.

McAuley made 227 appearances for the Baggies across seven seasons, scoring 17 goals.

The highlight of his global career came when he netted Northern Ireland's first goal at a tournament in 30 years in their 2-0 defeat of Ukraine at Euro 2016.

McAuley hasn't played competitive football since leaving West Brom at the end of last season but could feature for Northern Ireland against Bosnia & Herzegovinia and Israel this weekend.

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