Healy delight at Gers deal

Striker looking to prove his worth at Ibrox in the coming season

Healy: Happy to have signed a one-year contract at Rangers after last season's loan spell

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Northern Ireland striker David Healy has expressed his delight after securing a new one-year contract with SPL champions Rangers.

Healy scored twice in 10 appearances for the Gers in the second half of last term and was available on a free transfer after leaving Sunderland.

His time at Ibrox had been interrupted by injury, but the 31-year-old is determined to make the most of his opportunity with Ally McCoist's side next season.

"I'm delighted to have been given this chance," Healy told his club's official website.

"I always said that joining the club in January was a huge honour and it was great to finish last season on such a high after winning the title and getting the double (by winning the CIS Insurance Cup)."

Healy, who is his country's record goalscorer at senior level, has struggled to settle since leaving Leeds in 2007 but will now be hoping to prove his worth to McCoist.

He added: "I spoke to Coisty, or the gaffer as I will call him now, after the Kilmarnock game about how I maybe didn't get as many games as I would have hoped for.

"But the form of Jela (Nikica Jelavic) and Laff (Kyle Lafferty) towards the end was a big part of why we won the league so I understood that and he told me that he would like me to come back for another season.

"Hopefully this year I'll be coming in fresh after pre-season and I can bring something to the team and give the gaffer a different option on the pitch."