Brentford midfielder Lewis Macleod has admitted that, as a fan of the Ibrox club, the attraction of joining Rangers will always be there for him.
Speaking to The Mail on Sunday (page 71, 19/08/2018), the former Gers star prospect said:
I’d always say I’d like to go back to Rangers. Anyone that supports the club would say that. And if you could play for the club now that it’s in good health, that would be brilliant. But right now I feel I’ve got a lot to prove down here so I’m fully focused on that.
When I was at Ibrox, I was full of confidence. That’s just the feeling I want to get to here. It’s not so much learning how to play again. It’s getting used to certain situations in a game that were second nature. I’m only just getting used to that again.
The 24-year-old has had a torrid time with injuries at the Bees after joining the club in 2015 but has recently featured for the first-team, impressing as recently as Sunday in Brentford’s 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the English Championship.
Macleod left Ibrox for a reported £850,000, a fee considered to be far below his true valuation and potential. That was back when recruitment at the club was a complete mess, with financial problems plaguing critical decision making.
The prospect of signing him this summer is slim, but if he can play regularly for Brentford this season it could open the door for an Ibrox return at some point down the line.
He clearly has a passion for the club on some level and with Rangers always looking for talented midfield options, bringing him back may not be the worst idea in the world considering we are in much better shape these days.
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