James Beattie has revealed his delight at making the move from Stoke to Scottish champions Rangers.
Beattie has penned a two-year deal with the Ibrox club to confirm his move, for an undisclosed fee, and admitted he had been blown away by the stadium and the Murray Park training facility.
He said: “I’m delighted. Right from the word go I’ve been impressed with what I have seen.
“The gaffer has been top drawer as has his staff such as Ally (McCoist) who I have met before on Question of Sport.
“But the gaffer took me around Ibrox, it was my first time there, and it’s a special stadium. I then came for a look around Murray Park and it’s a special stadium.
“I’m here to work hard, play football and score goals and, on top of that, win trophies and enjoy the big European nights.”
And Beattie is pleased to be reunited with former Everton team-mate David Weir.
“When I first went to Everton Davie took me under his wing and he became good friends,” the forward added.
“He lives quite close to me round the Manchester area and we stayed in touch even though he has been up in Scotland.
“I spoke to him on several occasions before I had even come up to Glasgow and he didn’t have enough nice things to say about the club.
“He was quite a big part in me initiating the talks and once I was here it was an easy decision.”