Date: 20th July 2017 at 11:47am
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By Harvey Byrne

Attacker Barrie McKay has explained that the treatment he received from manager Pedro Caixinha alongside the prospect of a reunion with Mark Warburton made his decision to quit Rangers an easy one.

The 22-year-old left Ibrox earlier in the month for Nottingham Forest in a deal thought to be worth £500,000.

The transfer came after the youngster had found himself sent to train with the Gers Under-20s alongside being left out of the first leg Europa League clash.

Now, the Rangers academy graduate has said that he wasn’t happy with the treatment he received from Caixinha and it helped the once highly thought of youngster make his mind up on where his future lied.

“There was a change of manager and his opinion was different,” said McKay, as quoted by the BBC Sport website.

“I wasn’t being treated the way any human being should be treated, but that’s football and I had to move on.”

When asked if it was a difficult decision to leave Rangers, McKay said: “Not really at the time, with the way things went with the manager and the way I was being treated and stuff.

“It made the decision easy for when the gaffer got on the phone and he was obviously a big factor in me coming here and working with him again.”

McKay joined the Rangers youth ranks in the summer of 2011 after being released by Kilmarnock due to a hip problem.

He made his senior first team debut just a year later in a clash against St. Johnstone, which the Gers ended up picking up a 4-0 victory from.

The winger helped the Gers win promotion back to the Premiership and after 140 appearances for the club, where he returned 20 goals and he will now be looking to help Nottingham Forest achieve promotion back to the England’s Premier League.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton took another dig at the Gers on Wednesday evening.

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