RANGERS new boy Greg Stewart is heading back to Kilmarnock at the start of the Premiership campaign.

The attacker is looking forward to the big kick-off at Rugby Park on Sunday, August 4 – after spending the first half of last season on loan at Killie.

Stewart switched to Aberdeen in January before Birmingham City released the former Dundee prospect in the summer.

That allowed Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard to swoop for the boyhood Gers fan who has admitted he wants to help “put things right” after the Ibrox outfit fell short in their bid to derail Celtic on their way to an eighth successive title.

Stewart, speaking to Sky Sports, admitted: “They did so well last season, just fell short, and we just want to put things right this season.

“We just want to keep working hard and see what happens. When you play for Rangers there’s a demand on you to win football matches and that’s what we want to do at this club.

“It (the Old Firm) is the one you always look for first. For me personally, it’s massive knowing what the games are all about.

“I’m just so excited for the season to begin, with the Old Firm four games in, but we’ve got a lot of work to do before then.

“There are a lot of games before then that we need to take care of, so we’ll just put it to the back our minds until then.”

The first Glasgow derby is due at Ibrox on August 31. Gerrard’s team won both games against the Parkhead outfit in Govan, but the champions reversed the results in the east end of the city on their way to a nine-point advantage and another flag success.

Stewart enjoyed an impressive start to last term at Rugby Park, but his form tailed off after moving to Pittodrie after Christmas.

The European qualifiers will be a good opportunity for him to show what he can do with Ryan Kent’s loan likely not to have been completed, Scott Arfield on international duty with Canada and Albanian winger Eros Grezda looking likely to leave, as Scotzinereported yesterday.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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