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MARVIN ANDREWS enjoyed phenomenal success with Livingston in 2004 but the giant defender told World he is bracing himself for even more glory with Rangers next year.


The Trinidad and Tobago internationalist won the CIS Cup in March - the West Lothian outfit beat Hibs 2-0 at Hampden - and his consistent displays at the heart of Livi's back-line ultimately earned him a dream move to Ibrox in the summer.

Of course, many critics felt Marv lacked the desired quality to break into Alex McLeish's side on a regular basis. Marvin Andrews celebration

However, the powerful centre-back has formed a solid partnership with French powerhouse Jean-Alain Boumsong and there is little evidence to suggest he will be stepping down from active duty in the weeks and months ahead.

Andrews breezed through the recent back-to-back Old Firm victories, playing a key role in the 2-0 SPL triumph ten days after the CIS Cup triumph, and was overcome with emotion when the Light Blue legions chanted his name during the club's 3-2 win over Hearts in late November.

All in all, it has been a tremendous year for the former Raith Rovers ace but he reckons the best is yet to come.

Marvin said: "I just thank God so much for blessing me and making 2004 a great year.

"I won the CIS Cup of course with Livingston and got this tremendous move to Rangers, who are one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

"It doesn't get much better than that. Winning the CIS Cup was naturally one of my highlights of 2004.

"Livi were struggling at the time so it was great to beat Hibs that day at Hampden.

"I still have all the photos and often look at them. It was a memorable day for me and my form at Almondvale ultimately earned my move to the great Glasgow Rangers.

"The transfer was one of the greatest days of my life.

"But the sky is the limit for me in 2005. I would love to win three trophies with Rangers - we are determined to do well in the SPL and the CIS and Scottish Cup - and I will be working hard to make sure that happens.

"My main focus is to win silverware in 2005. It was obviously really sad to go out of Europe after the Auxerre result but we still have three competitions to go for.

"Hopefully it is in our destiny to do something special next year. I am sure there are great days ahead for this club."