'Sad to see you going' - Rangers fans react on Twitter after midfielder announces he's leaving
By Harvey Byrne
Rangers fans have posted their well wishes on Twitter after young midfielder Max Ashmore announced he would be leaving the club on Thursday evening.
The 18-year-old central midfielder has never played for the Gers’ first team, but he has been within the club’s youth ranks since he was 10 while he is also a lifelong fan of the Scottish giants.
However, with his contract expiring at the Ibrox club at the end of the season the teenager shared that he would be leaving the club while also thanking the fans, staff and everyone associated with Rangers via a message on his personal Twitter account.
Thanks to everyone for the support over the years???????????? pic.twitter.com/dV0kgPfffv
— Max Ashmore (@max_ashmore) May 11, 2017
The fans reacted very positively to Ashmore’s message on social media with the supporters keen to see their youngster’s go far in the game even if they are released.
Many were keen to urge the teenager to get his head down and kick on despite the setback, while others shared that they had hoped to see him back at the club one day.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Sad to see you going Max but good luck for the future and we might see you back at your boyhood heros one day ????⚪️????
— David Lewis (@bigdfaekillie) May 11, 2017
Kick on lad, plenty have gone on to make us regret it ????
— Easy OK! ???????? (@JonnyLinwoodNo1) May 11, 2017
Best of luck. Once a ranger always a ranger.
— Alex Robertson (@Cruixranger) May 11, 2017
If you've played for the mighty for 8 hrs you've got something special bud???? go out smash it and hope to see you back one day ????⚪️????
— GloriousGuru (@AlvesHereFurEBT) May 11, 2017
All the best in the future mate. Hopefully see you back one day. The only person who can hold you back is yourself. Keep going forward ????????????????
— Stewart McGaughey (@stewie_21) May 11, 2017
Good luck Max, you'll know better than most that once you're a bear you're always a bear. Sorry to see you go.
— Lee Hubris (@stoneroses007) May 11, 2017
Rangers have a prestigious academy which has brought through a number of top quality players in recent history, including Chris Burke, Alan Hutton, Charlie Adam and Ross McCormack.
They also have youngsters David Bates and Myles Beerman in the first team at the moment, while young trio Andrew Dallas, Serge Atakayi and Jamie Barjonas all made the bench against Partick Thistle on Sunday with Barjonas coming on for his first appearance in the 2-1 win.
It is now unfortunate that Ashmore has been released, but he will be buoyed by the positive result from fans.
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