NIKOLA KATIC hopes the words of wisdom from Rangers legend Richard Gough can help him make his name at Ibrox.

The Croatian has struck up a friendship with the nine-in-a-row captain following his move to Scotland from Slaven Belupo in the summer.

It has been a mixed campaign for Katic as he started brightly for Steven Gerrard’s side before finding himself out of the team for several weeks.

He returned alongside Connor Goldson on Saturday as the Light Blues dropped another two Premiership points after being held at home by Kilmarnock.

Gough was in the stands to watch the action and greeted Katic after the game as he passed on his advice to the 22-year-old.

And Katic is determined to make the most of his relationship with the Ibrox hero as he looks to go from strength to strength and make an impact for Rangers.

He said: "I met him when I arrived here for the first time when I was in a hotel. He's a really good guy and it was a great experience.

“He's a really good friend, he always gives me great advice and tells some great stories. I was delighted to meet him again. He was a really good support to me when I was out of the team.

"He played when I wasn't born, but I asked around about him and I Googled him. He was a big leader like the gaffer was.

“And he's definitely the player I would like to become in the future. I will keep his advice to myself.

"I'm delighted to talk about football with him. He wants to help me and if you ask any Rangers fan about Richard they will tell he was an amazing player. He was our captain for ten years and I am really happy to talk to him about football."