Rangers goalkeeper Jack Butland has vowed to ‘follow in the footsteps’ of iconic Gers’ stoppers Allan McGregor and Andy Goram.
The 30-year-old arrived at the Rangers Training Centre for pre-season, as Michael Beale gears up for his first full campaign in the managerial hot-seat and insists he is relishing the opportunity to take over between the sticks.
He said: “You’re talking about two goalies, ‘The Goalie’ and obviously ‘Greegsy’. You know two guys who have got an incredible history with this club and know what Rangers are all about.”
“Watching that memorial video of Andy Goram the other day painted a picture of what he was like and what he meant to the club and what the club meant to him. So I think that’s what this club is all about, it’s got a rich history of top goalkeepers and that’s something that I’ll be looking to continue both on and off the pitch.”
Butland, who has won 9 caps for England, also spoke of his ambitions to get back into contention with Gareth Southgate’s side adding:
“I’ve always been a patriotic guy my country has always been important to me. I would love to get back to that but it’s not my sole focus. My focus is to do well at club level and the rest will take care of itself.”