Rangers have been very active over the summer and a lot has gone on at Ibrox. Steven Gerrard has brought upwards of ten players into the club and got them into the Europa League group stages and we’re yet to get to the middle of September. One of the new boys at the club is already proving to be a fan favourite, as Gareth McAuley has won over plenty of Gers.
Dreams really do come true pic.twitter.com/hpHUAdQwmb
— Gareth McAuley (@G23mcauley) 5 September 2018
The veteran North Ireland defender took to Twitter to share a picture of himself as a baby wrapped up in a Rangers blanket with the caption “dreams really do come true” and the Bluenoses have been lapping it up as they love nothing more than a Rangers fan turning out at Ibrox in the famous blue shirt. The 38-year-old will be desperate to make his one-year contract count and will be eagerly awaiting his debut.
The defender has spent the majority of his career in the Premier League, however, when he was relegated with The Baggies last season and his contract expired he obviously didn’t fancy sticking around for a new deal in the Championship. When Stevie G came calling it was always going to be a hard decision whether or not to have one more year or to hang up his boots but it looks like he’s made the right call as the fans love him already.
You can read The Bluenoses’ verdict on McAuley here:
— James Gilmour (@GilmourJames) 5 September 2018
A bear living the dream, nothing makes me happier than a rangers fan playing for the club, all the best
— Jamie (@_jamieRFC) 5 September 2018
Always good to see one of our own from Northern Ireland pull on the famous blue jersey
— CRESTALOYAL_EASTBELFAST (@CRESTALOYALRSC) 5 September 2018
Could not be more delighted for you Gareth. #onceabaggie
— Sandra Hughes (@phoenixbaggie) September 5, 2018
Welcome, were more than pleased to have you
— Laura (@LauraTorrancex) 5 September 2018
Go ahead big son, living the dream!! #bornateddybear
— Colin (@weehendy9) 5 September 2018
As if I couldn’t love you any more big fella.
— C A (@adairzo72) 5 September 2018
Can me and Dad love you anymore?!? Playing for our Blue and White stripes and also the right side of Glasgow too! #legend
— Sheri Bobbins (@bertiemathers) September 5, 2018
The fans are loving McAuley and he’s yet to play a game for them. When the big man scores his first goal for the club the Ibrox crowd are sure to go wild.