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Weiss hoping to restore Smith faith for Rangers

Rangers loanee Vladimir Weiss says he is planning to repay the faith stored in him by manager Walter Smith.

The 21-year old winger, on loan from Manchester City, was brilliant in Rangers' 4-1 win over Motherwell on Boxing Day and is now hoping he can repeat the dose against Old Firm rivals Celtic at Ibrox on Saturday.

"I wanted to score my third goal of the season and I am happy it came against Motherwell," he said.

"After they scored it was really important to get the third goal and get the game back on our side again.

| "It didn't matter if it was a tap-in or whatever, because the team performance is all that matters. And we were brilliant.

"But from a personal point of view, I think that was my best performance for Rangers.

"I know I haven't been doing well in the last few games and I spoke to the manager and had a good chat with him last week.

"I have not been creating enough, but this has been my first season where I have been playing week in, week out.

"I went to see him and it worked from both sides. I have not been happy with myself and I wanted to get in there."

Before the Celtic clash, Rangers take on St Johnstone on Wednesday and Weiss wants to perform in that match so Smith starts him on the weekend.

"I did not start at Celtic Park and I am going to do my best against St Johnstone on Wednesday to keep my place in the team," he added.

"Hopefully I can do the same against them as I did against Motherwell."

Andrew Slevison
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