McCulloch welcomes Cousin boost

Gers ace hopes striker can settle quickly

Lee McCulloch: Believes Daniel Cousin will provide a timely boost for Rangers

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Lee McCulloch believes Daniel Cousin will provide Rangers with a massive boost as he prepares to seal his return to Ibrox.

Cousin is poised to secure his return to Rangers after watching Rangers' 4-1 win at Dunfermline on Saturday with the striker awaiting the necessary paperwork to arrive from the Gabon Football Association.

McCulloch is a big admirer of Cousin and hopes the striker can settle quickly to help Rangers in their bid to retain the SPL title.

"He's an all-rounder. When he was here the last time he had everything," said McCulloch.

"I think the feeling in the dressing room was that he was the best all-round striker we had at that time.

"I just hope he hits the ground running. It's a fresh face and it will give everybody a lift. The quality is there and he's a nice guy to have around.

"Hopefully he can settle in straight away."


McCulloch was handed the role of striker along with David Healy at East End Park and the versatile performer was happy to help out after netting his first goal of the season.

"It's been a frustrating season for me so far. Every time I've got in the team, I've broken down with injury," added McCulloch.

"It was a different position. It's somewhere I've played a few times. If I can get a game there, then I would like to play there and help the boys.

"There can't be any people moaning about getting left out of the team or being asked to play in a different position. You've just got to get on with it.

"The squad is quite thin so the boys in the dressing room need to stick together."

McCulloch admits the win over Dunfermline was the perfect way for Rangers to bounce back after last weekend's Scottish Cup defeat by Dundee United.

"It helps bring confidence, especially after last week," continued McCulloch.

"That result last week put us out of another cup and it could have been easy to go hiding. Losing the goal was another kick in the teeth.

"But we showed what fighters we've got and the togetherness we've got in the dressing room."