Rangers' newest recruit, Tony Weston, has compared the club's fanbase to Liverpool and admits his heart 'dropped' when he heard of the Scottish giants' interest.

The 16-year-old joined Gers this afternoon from Blackpool for an undisclosed fee and goes straight into the academy side for the upcoming season. The idea of working his way up doesn't faze the youngster who insists he's in the best place to improve.

And he admits the supporters played a huge part in his decision to join amid reported interest from clubs in the Premier League down south. "It feels amazing to become part of Rangers football club," he told the club website. "I've learned the history and the fans. The fan base is unreal, you compare it to the likes of Liverpool and I'm just glad to be part of it.

"It's a vital time to get the facilities and coaching I need to develop into the player I want to be in the future, to become the best I can be. My heart dropped a bit, to be honest [when I heard of interest]. 

"I was really excited. I was literally constantly texting my agent, asking what was going on because I wanted to be in the loop."