Rangers ahead Trend Sakala to carry talks with supervisor over future after rejecting mortgage strikes

FASHION Sakala has said that he has little interest in leaving Rangers on mortgage after being linked with strikes to Auxerre, Celta Vigo and Actual Sociedad this summer time.

Nonetheless, the Zambian ahead has revealed he’s set to carry talks along with his supervisor Giovanni van Bronckhorst within the coming days as a result of he’s unsure about his future at Ibrox.

The 25-year-old joined the Glasgow giants on a free switch from Oostende in Belgium final summer time and netted 12 targets and offered 15 assists in all competitions within the 2021/22 marketing campaign.

However he was largely used in its place by Van Bronckhorst, who changed Steven Gerrard as supervisor in November, and has been tipped to go away and get common recreation time in latest weeks.

Sakala, who got here on within the Europa League last in Seville in Could, has pressured that he desires to stay in Govan and can have discussions with the Dutchman within the coming days.

“Clearly I’m very comfortable to be right here,” he mentioned. “All this speak about loans? I don’t assume I can go on mortgage. I’m not taking a look at mortgage strikes.

“There is no such thing as a want for me to go on mortgage as a result of my first season was not unhealthy. I scored 12 targets in all competitions and that was my adaptation season. Now I’ve to organize myself to do higher this season.

“If I hadn’t received the possibility final season or if I had not scored a single aim then I might have mentioned: ‘Okay, I must make a transfer, I must go’. As a result of for me, I could be right here at this huge membership, but when I’m not enjoying then it doesn’t imply something.

“Final season was okay. It might have been higher, however I used to be totally on the bench and coming on a regular basis is tough. I believe gamers perceive that to take action isn’t simple. Once you try this, the sport is on one other stage and rhythm isn’t the identical.”

Sakala added: “I haven’t had a gathering with him (Van Bronckhorst), however I believe that they had a gathering with my supervisor and he mentioned he desires me, he desires me to be a part of the membership.

“I’m anticipating a gathering any time quickly and I hope to listen to his views. That is one thing I’m wanting ahead to as a result of we’re beginning a contest and I need to know the place I’m standing as a result of I don’t know for the time being.”

Van Bronkhorst, who has strengthened his squad with Welsh winger Rabbi Matondo and Croatian striker Antonio Colak this summer time, advised Sakala final season after he arrived that he’ll largely be used out large.

The ahead has since tried to adapt his recreation.  

“After I got here right here for Gerrard I used to be advised to not be a winger,” he mentioned. “I may also play as a winger, however I used to be advised to play as a No 9. These had been the explanation why I got here.

“I had video games with Gerrard. I believe since I got here right here I’ve performed three video games in a row the place I performed 90 minutes. Then when he left I knew the formation would change.

“Again then, I already had some doubts. However when Gio got here we had a gathering and he advised me that for him I’m not going to play as a striker as a result of he likes huge strikers.

“That’s one thing I respect as a result of each coach has views in regards to the gamers. Now I’m being advised to play extra as a winger which is one thing I’ve to work on. I’m engaged on it, however I’m not actually a winger, I’m extra like a velocity striker.”

Van Bronckhorst solely has one match striker in Colak simply now as a result of Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe are working their manner again to health after accidents. Nonetheless, Sakala doesn’t imagine that he’ll characteristic often in his favoured place within the long-term and is specializing in bettering his wing play.

“Alfredo isn’t but match, Roofe isn’t but again so I begin considering possibly this will probably be my probability to play as a striker,” he mentioned.

“However Alfredo is the primary participant of the group, he is sort of a famous person. When he comes again then what could be my place?

“All of those questions come into my considering. I don’t know if I must be making ready simply in case Alfredo isn’t within the squad or ought to I put together for the entire season?

“As a result of when he comes again I’m not going to be counted as a striker. So I’ve to organize myself for a place the place I will probably be enjoying the entire season.

“So even when they aren’t again I’m not viewing myself as a striker. I simply need to work on the positions the place I really feel like I’d get probabilities to play.

“As a result of we have now Colak, we have now Roofe and we have now Alfredo. These are the strikers that we have now. If I put myself there then I would be the fourth choice. So I don’t need to stress myself considering I’m a striker.”


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