Glasgow Rangers of Scotland summer loan signing from AS Roma of Italy, Sadiq Umar has parried speculation that he is getting frustrated with his lack of playing time in the team.
Rather than feel disillusioned with the fact that he has seen only 26 minutes of football so far with The Gers, footballlive.ng can report that the Rio 2016 Olympics bronze medallist is determined to play himself into reckoning.
Umar arrived in a whirlwind of publicity blitz, with Rangers’ head coach, Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard even personally taking charge of the lad’s unveiling, but the lanky star has since been limited to just three substitute outings since his season-long switch in July.
He is third choice behind Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty at Ibrox, but the striker said emphatically that an early return to Italy is not on his mind, and the 21-year-old star has vowed to do all he can to force his way into Rangers’ mainframe.
Umar, who has also played at Spezia in Italy and NAC Breda of Holland, said he is battling hard to impress Gerrard, and believes the tide will soon turn in his favour.
He declared: “It’s too soon to talk about movements. I am here to play football and I know it won’t be easy; it’s a privilege to work with a living legend like Steven Gerrard.
“I’m working hard in training and we’re doing the right things. It’s just too early to talk about leaving, let’s see how the future turns out.”