Aaron Ramsey ‘feeling good’ as Rangers chase trophies

Aaron Ramsey insists he “feels good” as he looks to make an impact in the Rangers’ game.

The 31-year-old midfielder, who joined the Light Blues on loan from Juventus in the January transfer window, has made a slow start to his time at Ibrox with questions about his fitness.

However, ahead of the Europa League quarter-final second leg against Braga at Ibrox on Thursday night (the Light Blues are 1-0 down from the first game in Portugal), the Wales international revealed his determination to make up for lost time as he insisted that fitness was not an issue.

He said: “Obviously we’ve had a little plan for me in the last couple of weeks.

“It’s been going pretty well, so I hope I can play a part in this game and show what I’m capable of helping the team advance to the next round.

“I feel good. What I have lacked in recent years is consistency.

“I can still produce the required numbers and what I used to do.

“There’s no problem with that, it’s just about getting that consistency and getting into a little bit of rhythm.

“Over the last few weeks I have been feeling better and stronger.

“Now these games are getting heavy and fast, I hope I can play a big role in these games and show what I’m capable of.”

Ramsey played in the previous rounds of Arsenal’s 2019 Europa League campaign, but injury kept him out of the final against London club Chelsea, which the Blues won in Baku, and that is helping with Euro motivation with the Rangers.

He said, “Of course. We’re in the Europa League quarter-finals, so it’s huge for us.

“We have the opportunity to progress. Personally, I would love to go all the way and win this competition, just like all the other players, the fans, and everyone.

“If we’re all on board together and heading in the same direction, I’m sure we can make this a special campaign.”

Adding to their quest for European success, Rangers face Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on Sunday, where they enter the match six points behind Premiership cinch rivals Old Firm on top of five. remaining matches.

Ramsey does not give up on anything and said: “I came here to win. Having the opportunity to play and show what I am capable of doing.

“But the main thing was that we are in three competitions and we want to be successful in all of them.

“There is pressure on you here. I’ve been in clubs under this kind of pressure before and that’s what I enjoy. Hopefully we can make it a successful season.”

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