'Go smash it', 'Come back stronger' – Fans react as Rangers confirm agreement for striker
Rangers striker Joe Dodoo has agreed to a season-long loan deal with Blackpool – and Gers fans hope the striker can return to Ibrox a better player for the spell away.
The 22-year-old striker joined the Gers from Leicester in 2016 but failed to make an impact at Ibrox, with the Light Blues confirming his departure on Twitter on Wednesday.
???? Joe Dodoo has joined @BlackpoolFC on a season long loan for the 2018/19 campaign.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) June 13, 2018
Dodoo has made 27 appearances for the Gers, scoring five times, and spent the first half of last season on loan at Charlton.
Gers fans hope to see the former Leicester striker improve at Blackpool and come back to Ibrox and fight for a place – with one fan saying “come back stronger.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Good Luck Joe. pic.twitter.com/XZSNzC060H
— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) June 13, 2018
Cheerio Joe. Good luck and no ill feeling.
— Kanye West (@atcolin) June 13, 2018
Good now announce MOH, Hodson, holt, Alnwick, Alves, Halliday and Herrera have been punted
— Bass (@ross_hughes54) June 13, 2018
I hope Joe Dodoo finds first team football and makes an impact a Blackpool. The boy has something for sure but needs to be playing at this stage in his career
— The Louden Tavern (@TheLoudenTavern) June 13, 2018
Good luck pal. Come back stronger.
— IanG (@iang_1972) June 13, 2018
Good luck Joe ???? go smash it
— cazaxx99xx (@caza99) June 13, 2018
All the best Joe. Would have liked to seen you get an opportunity at Rangers this season but I hope you do well down there
— Allan Stewart ???? (@allanbstewart1) June 13, 2018
During Dodoo’s loan spell with Charlton, he hit the net twice in eight appearances before returning to Ibrox in January.
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Following his return to Scotland, Dodoo made two appearances for the Gers – both in the Scottish Cup – as he struggled to force his way into Graeme Murty’s first-team plans.
League One side Blackpool will be hoping Dodoo can perform regularly during his spell with the Seasiders and show exactly why the striker was signed by the Gers in 2016.
The striker still has two years remaining on his Ibrox contract.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.