'It was a joke' – 26-year-old says Caixinha wrong for bombing him out of Rangers
By James Black
Rangers winger Harry Forrester is determined to prove to manager Pedro Caixinha that he deserved a place in the Ibrox manager’s plans this season.
Forrester has joined AFC Wimbledon on a season-long loan deal after 18 months at Ibrox but rejects claims his attitude was the reason he was forced out of the Ibrox exit.
The former Doncaster Rovers star was forced to train away from the rest of Caixinha’s squad as the Light Blues returned for pre-season before being banished to join the club’s U20 squad.
A reported permanent move to Southend United never materialised before AFC Wimbledon swooped and signed Forrester up for the season.
The 26-year-old struggled to get regular game time at Ibrox but showed glimpses of the ability that saw Ajax offer him a two-year deal in 2011.
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The midfielder was one of eleven players Caixinha got rid of over the summer as he rebuilt the squad he inherited from previous Rangers boss Mark Warburton.
Speaking ahead of his new side’s EFL League One clash with Blackpool in the Daily Record, Forrester said: “The Rangers manager made it clear I was not part of his plans.
“I then had to train away from the group.
“I know I’m not a bad lad, I’m definitely not a bad lad. But when you are in Glasgow things are magnified.
“There were rumours I was banished from the training ground for my attitude, which was so far from the truth it was a joke.
“I was given a couple of weeks off to go back south to see my family.
“Every time I wore the shirt I gave nothing less than 100 per cent. I have a big point to prove.”
Forrester made his debut for Wimbledon in the midweek 4-3 win over Barnet in the EFL Trophy.
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