By Will Butcher
Kyle Lafferty has revealed he would jump at the chance to return to Rangers but is worried that the Ibrox faithful wouldn’t want him back.
The 28-year-old made only one league appearance for Norwich this season and is looking for the exit door after slipping down the pecking order at the relegated club.
Lafferty, whose new wife Vanessa is from East Kilbride, is keen to return to Rangers, the club he supported growing up in Northern Ireland.
But he appreciates his reputation has been clouded by his decision to quit the club four years ago and is pessimistic about the fans opinion on whether they would want him pulling on the blue shirt again.
“I haven’t been given a chance at Norwich, so I think my time is finished there,” Lafferty told the Scotsman. “I’ll speak to my agent once every day to see what’s happening because I’ll probably be looking to move on. I haven’t been given a chance at Norwich, so I think my time is finished there.
“If that door was open (to return to Rangers), I’d love to. “I’ve been around the world and it’s an experience I’ve enjoyed. But there’s no feeling like pulling on a Rangers jersey and playing in front of those fans every week.
“But I regret what I did with Rangers and I don’t think the fans would have me back if they had their say.”
Lafferty was instrumental in Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign that saw Michael O’Neill’s men make it out of the group stage.
The former Palermo man spent half of last season on-loan at Birmingham, where he scored one goal in six games. His performances for his country however will have sparked interest in the target man.
Lafferty wants to utilise this interest, despite there being more chance of getting game time at Carrow Road after the Canaries were relegated.
He said: “I’ll speak to my agent to see what’s happening because I’ll probably be looking to move on.”
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