Todd Cantwell doesn't have faith in ominous signs or gloomy prognoses. In his endeavour to launch his career at Rangers, he is confident that the number 13 would be his lucky charm.The midfielder signed a contract at Ibrox on Monday night, becoming the first player to join the team under Michael Beale as Rangers start to do more business in January.Cantwell chose the number 13 shirt this season and is expected to make his Beale's team debut this weekend against St. Johnstone in the Premiership.Few athletes wear that image on the back of their jerseys while they play, but the 24-year-old is determined to.After some challenging moments at Carrow Road, he can now control his own fate.It goes without saying that things haven't gone as planned during the past few seasons, according to Cantwell."I don't think the number 13 is bad since you create your own luck, after all. I want to personalise it and make it memorable for individuals."I play the way that loves to have the ball in my hands. Although I'd like to think so, not all players can see passes."I am able to break through a defence." We'll have to wait and see, and people may decide that for themselves, but I am a decent ball carrier."I like to be interesting, excite the imagination, and maybe contribute something," I like to stand out, provide a spark of originality, and perhaps do something that other players can't.I'm eager to make my debut. I am looking forward to getting started and playing games."I am not used to that scale, either in terms of the stadium or the people on my side. It is a huge stadium with a tremendous fan base."I've only played in venues like that away from home, so having it on my side will be really effective.Since coming off the bench for the final 19 minutes of the Championship loss at Middlesbrough in November, Cantwell has not put on his boots.
When he was chosen as Dean Smith's replacement as Canaries manager, he rapidly fell out of favour with David Wagner, and Blackburn Rovers were eager to seal a deal before Rangers this month.The Englishman, who spent the second part of the previous season on loan at Bournemouth, has agreed to a long-term contract at Ibrox and is ready to use the move as a fresh start.Can I urinate here? Without a doubt, Cantwell said. "Over the past five years, my career hasn't developed as I had hoped.""It means a lot to me because the men have seen the player and person I am," he said."To be able to take advantage of this chance at such a prestigious club and to have a stage from which to launch and exhibit the player I want to be."The manager wants to improve me as a player, and that is really significant."I thrive under pressure, and ever since I was a young player, I have always wanted to win," the speaker said.I can compete with my brother in ping pong, but I won't win.I'm ingrained with that attitude, and I can't wait to demonstrate it on the field.Cantwell's hiring is a big help for boss Beale, who wants to continue on a promising start to life at Ibrox after returning to the manager's chair last month.
As Rangers advanced in the Viaplay Cup and Scottish Cup and maintained their slender prospects of reclaiming the Premiership crown, Beale won eight of his first nine games in command.Cantwell won't be participating in any continental competitions in the upcoming weeks, but the opportunity to compete at that level was a major motivator for him to go to Canada.Cantwell told RangersTV, "I can't wait for Europe; it's something you watch. "I've seen a lot of Rangers games, including their recent triumph in the Europa League.I'm eager to compete in that event and perform on some of the largest venues in the world. I am eagerly anticipating it.
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