As quoted by the Daily Record in an interview, former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty has revealed the reason why he felt he was told he could leave the club this summer window.
The striker has had a tough few weeks where he was told that he could leave Ibrox and he is now looking for a new club with the new season underway.
Certainly, it’s not something he would have wanted to happen but he admits that he might have been at least partly to blame for the exit.
Indeed, in the interview, he reveals that training-wise he was not at the required standard and that left him finding it hard to force his way into Steven Gerrard’s plans.
“He watched me every day in training and I will be the first to hold my hand up and admit I’m not the best trainer.
“My performances in training and in games are night and day.
“The manager has judged me in training and clearly that’s prevented me getting more games. The reality now is that I won’t wear that blue jersey again or play for that incredible support and it’s a horrible feeling.”
At least he’s honest, and you can see why it wasn’t going to work under Steven Gerrard with this in mind.
Our manager has always set the highest standards for himself in the game and so if someone is slacking they are going to know about it.