Zak Lovelace embraces 'monumental' Rangers as former Millwall striker settles into life at Ibrox

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Zak Lovelace moved to Ibrox from Millwall last month
Zak Lovelace moved to Ibrox from Millwall last month

ZAK LOVELACE is embracing life on and off the park at 'monumental' Rangers as he sets his sights on the Ibrox first team.

The striker completed a move across the border from Millwall earlier this summer and has made a positive early impression for the Auchenhowie kids.

Lovelace became the second youngest player to turn out for the Lions when, aged just 15, he came off the bench against Coventry City last December.

He has been tipped to have a bright future in the game and the highly-rated youngster is determined to make the most of his opportunities under the guidance of coaches David McCallum and Brian Gilmour.

"It's been a nice time so far at the club," Lovelace told the Rangers Matchday Programme. "I've been getting used to the different type of football but it's been great.

"It's helped me realise that Scottish football isn't like English football, at Rangers it's more technical and about passing the ball more.

"It's been great for me to learn how to play against opponents in the league.

"I'm really looking forward to all the games and I'm going to put everything that I can into the league this season.

"They've said that it's very physical and I've had some experience against a Scottish team when I played with Millwall a couple of seasons ago, but it was nice to hear it from the boys.

"Playing in this league will definitely help me to become stronger and boost my attributes as I try and push towards first team football.

"I sometimes wander around the facility (Auchenhowie) itself to look at all the monumental things that surround the club. I just take it all in.

"It's great having the first team down the hall. I can see some players and it pushes me to do the best I can.

"All the coaching staff have been really nice to me and David and Brian have been giving me tips on what I need to do and helping me during sessions.

"It's great to have coaches that support you and push you to get into the first team."