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Edu Ready For The Glasgow Challenge
Glasgow Evening Times, August 26th, 2008 2PM

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Glasgow Rangers' new U.S. national team midfielder, Maurice Edu, already christened 'Mo' for short by the Scottish media, has said that he relishes the challenge of competing for a place in his new side. In the past fortnight Rangers also signed the Spaniard Aaron, Northern Ireland international Steven Davis and experienced Portuguese playmaker Pedro Mendes, all of them midfielders.

"The bar has been set," Edu said. "It is now up to me to go out there and prove my worth. I think it is important to be in an environment like that, that is going to force you to play at your best and improve your game. It should bring out the best in you. It is definitely a challenge, but it is one that I am up for."

"In a perfect world, you would go into the team at a new club straight away. But you have to be realistic and look at the situation you are going into. Rangers are a great side and they have just brought in some talented players." However, Rangers' manager Walter Smith told the club's official website that the $5 million signing will definitely be on the roster for this weekend's game with city rival Glasgow Celtic if he makes it to Scotland by Wednesday or Thursday.

Edu got a taste of the change in soccer culture awaiting him when he flew to Glasgow earlier this month. "The people really welcomed me," he said. "As I took a cab around the city the driver was asking me if I had signed. When I got to the stadium the fans started going crazy and applauding me and trying to get their pictures taken with me. I was overwhelmed."

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