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Rangers coach Kevin Thomson details what 'ruined' his playing career

Rangers coach Kevin Thomson believes that his decision to leave the Gers and sign for Middlesbrough “ruined” his playing career and admits his “regret” at exiting Ibrox.
Thomson left the Gers in July 2010 to sign for Boro but suffered a horrendous time with injuries at the Riverside Stadium before being released in January 2013.
The former Hibs captain was one of Walter Smith’s first signings in his second spell at Ibrox and was widely tipped as a future captain of Rangers.
“I regret going because I left a great club,” Thomson said, as quoted by Rangers Youth Development Company on Twitter.
“Middlesbrough ruined my career really. I played 17 games with a broken leg. Unfortunately I never had much luck down there and in the end the care I was under stalled my career.”


Thomson was a huge favourite with the Rangers support – with a tackle on Robbie Keane during the opening minutes of an Old Firm clash an often-repeated clip on social media – and has recently returned to the club after being appointed to a role within the Academy.
The 33-year-old hung up his boots in 2016 after two more spells with Hibernian either side of a stint at Dundee and now runs his own private coaching school.
Thomson made 109 appearances during his time at Ibrox and lifted two Scottish titles, two Scottish League Cups and a Scottish Cup after joining the Gers for £2million in January 2007 and was part of the side who lost the 2008 UEFA Cup final to Zenit St. Petersburg in Manchester.
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