By Joe Ellis

13th Jul, 2022 | 8:40am

Antonio Colak makes vow to 'amazing' Rangers fans after causing 21/22 heartbreak

Ross Wilson has been delving into his pockets recently to bring new and exciting talent to Rangers which could be the ticket to glory this season.

Rabbi Matondo is the latest new addition from Schalke after Tom Lawrence arrived on a free transfer but before both of them, £1.8million was spent on PAOK striker Antonio Colak to provide competition for Alfredo Morelos.

The Colombian’s future is uncertain with 12 months left on his current contract at Ibrox but Colak gives Giovanni van Bronckhorst comfort as a potential replacement and the Croatian is keen to make amends for knocking the Gers out of the Champions League with Malmo last season.

“It was an amazing atmosphere, of course at the end the Rangers fans were a little bit down,” the 28-year-old said, as quoted by The Sun. “But I hope in my time here I can heat them up again.

“I want to experience this crazy atmosphere, and I am really looking forward to the push from the fans. I hope we can celebrate a lot of goals and a lot of wins together. You see how strong this group is already.

“If it wasn’t an amazing group then they wouldn’t have gone all the way to the Europa League final. We just have to keep that same team spirit and build on last season.”

Best outcome

In a weird, roundabout kind of way, getting knocked out of the Champions League was perhaps the best thing that could have happened to us last season.

Had we made it to the group stages of the competition, we could have faced an incredibly tough group that may have seen us finish bottom of the group and crash out of Europe altogether.

That would have been a real problem for us on a number of levels but because we were able to qualify out of the group stages in the Europa League, we were able to go on that incredible run to the final.

We have to admit that we are not on the level of the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool at the moment, on the pitch at least, so we were never likely to make it all that far in the Champions League but no one will ever forget that run to Seville.

Colak can save his apologies as he will repay us with goal after goal that not only sees us charge into Europe again but also regain our Scottish crown from the opposition across Glasgow.

In other Rangers news, Dundee want to sign not one but two our the Light Blues’ youngsters in a double loan swoop ahead of their Championship campaign.