Francisco Sandaza has shrugged off criticism of his move to the Third Division to play for Rangers, insisting he is at the best club in the country.
The former St Johnstone striker was one of a number of players to drop down from Scottish Premier League level to join Ally McCoist’s team, after they were admitted into the Scottish Football League after failure to regain a place in the top tier.
Critics have accused Sandaza and others of making the step down for financial reasons but the Spaniard insists his motivation is for sporting reasons.
“I don't care,” Sandaza said of those who criticised his decision to move. “I am at the best club in Scotland. Since I arrived in Scotland I wanted to play for this team.
“We are in the Third Division this year but I bet in a maximum of two years we will be in the top division again.”
Sandaza also believes that, despite Rangers’ league status, they have as good a chance as before of success in the country’s top two cup competitions.
He said: “This year we are going to try and achieve the Scottish Cup and League Cup. Maybe people think we will not achieve it but I have confidence.
“I think the club have done a great job signing good players. To be honest, this is my club now and even in the Third Division, it is the best one.”
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