Rangers sign Kyle on one-year deal

The veteran striker has become the third player to join the club in the same day following the arrivals of Emilson Cribari and Francisco Sandaza as Ally McCoist reshapes his squad

Newco Rangers have announced the signing of Kevin Kyle on a one-year deal as the club continue to rebuild their squad.

The 31-year-old striker becomes the third arrival of the day after the club revealed they had signed free agents Emilson Cribari and Francisco Sandaza.

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Kyle has endured an injury-ravaged 18 months and left Hearts in the summer after two years with the SPL outfit, but is eager to make the most of his new opportunity.

“There is only one attraction, and I’m sure that’s the same for all the signings: this is Rangers, it doesn’t get any bigger than this,” he told the club’s official website.

“It’s a massive opportunity and there aren’t many people who get a chance like this in Scotland.

“When it came to me I had to pinch myself. When I got in here for a week I told myself I was going to work so hard and prove that I can do a job here.

“That’s worked out and I’ve signed a one-year deal. The aim now is to do well this season and hopefully the manager comes knocking on my door to extend that.

“I’m hungry and I have a desire to do well here. I have some unfinished business but at the end of the day the attraction was Rangers.

“Regardless of whether it’s the Third Division or the Dog and Duck Sunday League it’s still Rangers and it’s a great opportunity to play here.”