GEORGIAN hotshot Shota Arveladze is ready and waiting to step into the firing line for Rangers at Tynecastle on Saturday should Dick Advocaat require him.
The £2million former Ajax striker has had his application for a work permit accepted and is currently at home in Holland waiting to hear if his new boss wants him to make his debut against Hearts.
Rangers received the necessary documentation for Arveladze today and Advocaat will contact him this evening to discuss the possibility of him flying to Glasgow immediately.
The 28-year-old picked up a slight knock on Saturday whilst playing for Georgia in their 3-1 win over Hungary. He scored the first goal in that match but wasn’t risked from the start last night as the Georgians beat Lithuania 2-0.
He did make an appearance though, coming on as a substitute in the last minute. It is now up to Advocaat if he wants his new striker at Murray Park for training tomorrow or if he will let him rest and join up with the squad next week.
Should Arveladze play on Saturday, he would only have had one day to familiarise himself with his new team-mates, but he is already well acquainted with many of them including Ronald de Boer, Arthur Numan Bert Konterman and Fernando Ricksen.