Manset gets green light
Rangers are to play Linfield in a friendly game at Ibrox on
The Scottish side have been regular visitors to Windsor Park in
recent years and the Northern Irish champions hosted a fund-raising
fixture for the administration-hit club last year.
Rangers manager Ally McCoist said: “Linfield offered the hand of
friendship to Rangers last May and we are delighted to thank them
for their support by announcing this game at Ibrox.
“The club has a strong following from Northern Ireland and our
supporters turned out in huge numbers to back us at Windsor Park
last year in a match that really helped us out in difficult
“I look forward to meeting David Jeffrey and his squad at Ibrox
next month and once again I would like to thank Linfield for the
support they gave us last season.
“I have no doubt the fans will pack Ibrox yet again to see both
teams in action.”
The Cumbrians had agreed a deal with the 23-year-old on March
11, but had been unable to hand the striker his debut after his
former club FC Sion refused to hand over his registration.
But the deal was confirmed by all parties on Friday afternoon
and Manset could now make his debut against Yeovil.
Boss Greg Abbott told the club’s official website: “We’re
pleased that we have finally got this one finalised.
“There has been a hold-up with the international clearance side
of things but that’s done and dusted now.
“We can put that behind us and Manny can get started on what it
is he has come to us to do.
“He wants to show everyone that he is ready to get his career
back on track and, if that turns out to be the case, this should
prove to be an excellent move for all concerned.”