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LOAN RANGER SETS HIS SIGHTS ON CELTIC

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LOAN Ranger Jon Toral is aiming to shoot Rangers to their first major silverware in six years.

The 21-year-old Arsenal playmaker was unveiled yesterday as Mark Warburton’s second temporary transfer of the January transfer window after he cut short his season-long contract at La Liga side Granada.

Toral joins Emerson Hyndman, who has come in from Bournemouth, for the next six months at the Ibrox outfit.

The Spaniard is now hoping international clearance comes through to allow him to make his Gers debut in Sunday’s friendly against RB Leipzig in Germany.

Toral said: “Would I like to help Rangers beat Celtic for the first time this season? I will try to help the team to do that.

“I am here to win every game I play. Of course, it will be difficult to catch Celtic, so we want to finish as high as we can in the league.

“The Scottish Cup is obviously massive for us and we want to win it.

“I want to help my team-mates win that trophy. This is an exciting move for me.”

Warburton worked with Toral when the youngster was on loan at Brentford.

The young midfielder also had a spell when he was farmed out to Birmingham City in the Championship before returning for a stint in his native Spain earlier this season.

The Ibrox boss said: “Jon is a very intelligent boy and I liked working with him.

“He came through the Barcelona academy and he moved to Arsenal alongside Hector Bellerin.

“Jon is a very, very talented player, a very respectful player, and an articulate individual so I am delighted to work with him again.

‘He’s technically gifted, with a tremendous left foot. He sees passes early, scores goals and he did a great job on loan at Birmingham. There are no doubts about his ability.”

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