Leon Balogun was speaking today for the first time since rejoining for Rangers.

The big defender opened up on his excitement at returning to the club after departing in the summer of 2022. Balogun, who initially joined in the summer of 2020, spent last season at QPR.

During a lengthy press conference, the Nigerian international opened up on Michael Beale's management skillset, the moment he found out an Ibrox return was on the cards, how he assesses the current squad, this season's ambitions, selling Rangers to Cyriel Dessers and so much more.

"I'm happy and grateful to get the privilege to wear the colours again," he said.

"I didn't expect it, but there was not too much to think about really. Everybody knows how much I love this club.

"I think one main thing the manager likes about me is obviously I have some experience. What he always said to me is he really enjoys my calming influence on the team and the people around me.

"I see my role to pass on my experience and lead and take some of the weight off their shoulders and take it on mine because I've been in situations before that they might face for the first time.

"It definitely helps that I have been here before and experienced quite the rollercoaster with the club in those two years."

You can watch the entire press conference below. 

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