Gareth McAuley signs one-year deal at Steven Gerrard's Rangers

Gareth McAuley

Gareth McAuley

The centre-back has been a free agent since leaving the English side back in May following relegation from the Premier League.

But Gerrard has finally addressed the situation by landing England youth worldwide Worrall, while 38-year-old McAuley has signed a one-year deal at Ibrox - despite turning 39 in December.

"The opportunity to come and play at this famous club is wonderful", McAuley told RangersTV.

"My family support the club, myself as well". "The street I was born on (in Northern Ireland), the curbs are painted red white and blue so to get the opportunity to come and play at this famous club is unbelievable".

"Speaking to the manager in the last week or so, that's something I can bring to the project". With Katic and Worrall still extremely young in their development, McAuley can be the man to help steer them in the right direction.




"I'm delighted to be here".

He becomes Steven Gerrard's 15th summer signing a day after the Liverpool great's first Old Firm Derby ended in a 1-0 defeat at Celtic Park. "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. The Larne native had spent six seasons with the Baggies.

He then made the step up to England's top flight in 2011 as he joined West Brom and he would go on to spend seven seasons with the club, making 203 appearances.

That came after he scored one of the most iconic goals in the history of Northern Irish football at Euro 2016, grabbing their first goal at a tournament in 30 years in their 2-0 defeat of Ukraine in Lyon.

McAuley will join up with his new Gers team-mates when he returns from worldwide duty following the up-coming double header with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israel.

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