New Falkirk defender Luca Gasparotto admits he is delighted to have finally found a ‘home’ after being loaned out by Rangers in each of the last three seasons.
The Canadian Under-23 internationalist has joined Peter Houston’s side on a two-year deal after being freed at Ibrox earlier this summer.
After making the switch across the Atlantic to join Rangers in 2012, the 21-year-old has spent temporary spells at Stirling Albion, Airdrie and most recently Morton.
Gasparotto, who has become Houston’s fifth summer recruit following the arrivals of James Craigen, Lewis Kidd, Liam Henderson and Nathan Austin, is looking forward to settling down with the Bairns.
Speaking to Capital City Press, he said: “It’s exciting for me and I’m delighted to have found a home after being on loan for the last few seasons.
“It’s a place where I can focus on my football and I’ve got a bit of security for the next couple of years.
“I’m really excited to get started, my first session was good and the boys were very welcoming. I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.
“You saw last year how close they came in the league and this season we want to go one further.
“That’s the goal, the Championship will be really competitive with some really good teams in the league.
“It will be harder than last year but it’s a great challenge for myself and the team. Hopefully we can get back into the play-offs or even win the league.”
Gasparotto made a total of four appearances for Rangers but was told his time was up at the Govan club last summer.
He added: “After pre-season last year I was told I would not be staying on the following year and that’s when I started looking for a club.
“I was fortunate enough to find Morton on loan at a good level and my goal was to play as well as possible to put myself out there for other teams to see.
“Fortunately for me it worked and I was spotted by Falkirk.”