Pol­ster says good­bye fol­low­ing Ibrox ‘dream’

Evening Times - - FOOTBALL - ALAN TEM­PLE

MATT POL­STER has thanked Steven Ger­rard and his staff for mak­ing his Scot­tish dream come true.

And the ver­sa­tile de­fender has vowed to take Rangers’ win­ning men­tal­ity back to Ma­jor League Soc­cer with him.

The 27-year-old de­parted Ibrox to join New Eng­land Rev­o­lu­tion on Wed­nes­day evening for an undis­closed fee.

Pol­ster made just 10 ap­pear­ances for Rangers dur­ing his 18-month stint, nev­er­the­less, he has ex­pressed his grat­i­tude for the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence ‘a dif­fer­ent world’ in his first play­ing spell out­side the United States.

He said: “Go­ing over to Scot­land was a dream for me. I made that hap­pen and I want to thank the staff for that. The ex­pe­ri­ence was in­cred­i­ble.

“It’s a dif­fer­ent world over there, es­pe­cially at Rangers. It’s so com­pet­i­tive. You need to win games and hope­fully can bring that men­tal­ity back to the U.S.”

Pol­ster added that he is de­ter­mined to kick-start his ca­reer un­der the watch­ful eye of for­mer na­tional team boss Bruce Arena, who is tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor and head coach of the Revs.

Pol­ster con­tin­ued: “I’m look­ing for­ward to hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to play for a coach like Bruce [Arena] and the staff he has.

“The staff showed a real will­ing­ness to get me over here so I want to play for him and I want to win. Bruce is a win­ning coach.”


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