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Rangers switch is a massive opportunity, says Hyndman

By Andy Newport

New Rangers signing Emerson Hyndman reckons he will be able to fit right in at Ibrox after completing his loan move from Bournemouth.

The USA international has joined the Ibrox side until the end of the season after struggling to make his mark at the Cherries.

The 20-year-old joined Eddie Howe's side in the summer after signing on a free transfer from Fulham.

But he has made just three cup appearances so far and has signed for Mark Warburton's side in a bid to gain some much-needed action.

He said: "I think the two clubs have similar styles which makes it an easy transition and all the boys have helped me out on my first day.

"The philosophy here is the same as Bournemouth in the way that they like to press but when they have the ball they like to keep it in attack.

"In that way it is very similar which will hopefully make my transition a lot easier.

"I got Eddie Howe's input before I signed, he had no problems or worries with me coming here at all because he fully believes the manager here is very good and good with young players as well so he had no problems with handing me over to him.

"There were a lot of reasons I wanted to sign for Rangers - it is a massive club, they are fighting for Europe and there are good players here.

"I think it is a good opportunity for me to play in, not just a good environment, but in front of 50,000 fans at home which is absolutely unbelievable."

Hyndman's arrival is likely to be swiftly followed by another, with Warburton confident he can land Arsenal's Jon Toral on another six-month loan deal.

Gers are hoping to unveil the 21-year-old Spanish midfielder - who has played on loan at Granada this season - alongside Hyndman today.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "At the moment he doesn't play and I think it would be a good transition for him."

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