Dujon Sterling has winning mentality as he reunites with Michael Beale




Dujon Sterling; Rangers defender has winning mentality as he reunites with Michael Beale
Dujon Sterling has joined Rangers on a four-year deal; he was coached by Michael Beale at Chelsea; the defender is relishing the competition from captain James Tavernier

Sterling began his career at the Stamford Bridge  where he was first coached by the Rangers boss – and had loan spells with Coventry, Wigan, Blackpool and Stoke.

The former England Under-20 player had “quite a few clubs” interested in signing him this summer but he opted to join Beale who is revamping the Gers squad.

Speaking before Rangers’ trip to Germany for a pre-season training camp, which he missed with a knock reportedly not deemed serious, Sterling said: “The first time I ever met him (Beale) I was about seven or eight. At Chelsea you start in development at six and you do that for two years then you join the academy at Under-8.

“He was head of south London, I am from north London  and he was dealing with the Under-14s and I was Under-13 and I used to play one (year) up with his boys’ age group.

“That’s when I first got coached by him.