sport news Declan John targets Wales recall after Rangers move

Declan John hopes joining Rangers can provide a path back into the Wales squad.

The full-back, who has two caps for his country, completed the formalities on a season-long loan from Cardiff City on Thursday

John made his debut for Wales in October 2013 but has faded from Chris Coleman's plans after his club career stalled.

Declan John hopes joining Rangers can provide a path back into the Wales squad.

Declan John hopes joining Rangers can provide a path back into the Wales squad.

'It's always nice to play for your country,' said the 22-year-old, who was also capped at Under-21 level.

'Coming up here and playing for such a big club, hopefully I can get back in towards the Wales team again if I do well.

'From the games I've seen, it's quite intense and quite lively in Scotland. I think I have just got to stick to what I know and what I'm good at, and hopefully I can do well.

'First and foremost, I like to go forward and I think that's my best attribute. I like to get crosses into the box and hopefully set up a few goals if not scoring myself.'

John will be the first Welshman to play for Rangers since goalkeeper Andy Dibble – now a coach at Cardiff – in 1997.

'Someone tweeted me earlier to say that, and I didn't know Dibs had played up here,' John told Rangers TV.

'I gave him a quick message and he told me this is a great club and I would really enjoy it.

'I haven't really played that much football. There were pre-season games, but they were just for fitness, so for me to get back into the footballing world and to do it with such a massive club is going to be great.

'Perhaps it's maybe worked out in a better way. We haven't got a game this Saturday, so I will have a full week of training and getting

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