Clement a 'big factor' in Nsiala's Rangers move

Clinton Nsiala in action for Milan
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Clinton Nsiala says he feels both "responsibility and excitement" after training with Rangers for the first time.

The 20-year-old defender signed from AC Milan's youth set-up earlier this summer, and says he is looking forward to "experiencing the atmosphere" at Ibrox.

"First of all, there’s a huge sense of pride," he told club media.

"This club is legendary, with lots of titles and lots of prestige, including in Europe. I’m honestly very honoured to sign for this club.

"I know it’s a club that the fans are very committed to. They put so much heart in getting behind the team in every competition.

"I feel a big sense of responsibility and lots of anticipation and excitement about experiencing the atmosphere too."

Nsiala also revealed manager Philippe Clement was a key factor in his move to Glasgow, given the "faith" the Belgian puts in young players.

"I know he (the manager) coached at Monaco, as well as in the Belgian league," Nsiala said.

"He always puts a lot of faith in young players. As a young player, that was a big factor for me in my decision to come to Glasgow.

"It helps to have a coach like Philippe Clement. He gives a lot of support to young players and that doesn’t make it feel like a big step.

"Having a coach like that will help me progress, so I’m not focused on the step up from academy to senior level."

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