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Jelavic keen to repeat Rangers success

Nikica Jelavic is looking to repeat the success he experienced in his debut season at the club.

The Croatian striker helped the Glasgow giants win the League Cup/Scottish Premier League double last term but wants to surpass that by adding the Scottish Cup and quite possibly a good run in Europe to that bag of goodies.

"Next season at Rangers, I want to at least repeat the success I had last season," he said.

"Rangers always have the same ambition. We have a good team that can win the Scottish title again and the two other trophies, too.

"I am sure Rangers will be even better next season. We lost some players but we have a new owner and a budget for reinforcements.

"I believe that we will bring in three or four players who will make us stronger.

"In the Champions League, we have a qualifier to get through. We can't play a team in Spain or England so I am hopeful we can get through that, get to the group stages and make a big impact.

"Last season, due to the transfer regulations, I couldn't play in the Champions League.

"I am looking forward to my debut in that competition."

As for his future at Ibrox, Jelavic is happy for the time being but has intimated that a move is on the cards soon.

"My aim is to stay at least one more year at Rangers. I am very happy in Glasgow," he added.

"Last season when I arrived, I knew I'd need time to adjust because I was coming from a different football world.

"Scottish football is very different to the leagues I have played in but I scored from the start and that gave me enormous confidence.

"I got fit after the injury and was happy with my form.

"It's natural I'll eventually want to try a stronger and better quality league.

"I don't need to rush into anything because I am only 25. I have plenty of time."

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