Date: 3rd February 2018 at 6:47pm
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Rangers icon Paul Gascoigne has sent a message thanking Gers fans for the reception he received after returning to Ibrox for the 2-1 defeat by Hibs on Saturday.

The Rangers and England legend was presented to the Ibrox fans at half-time and received a phenomenal reaction from the sold-out Ibrox crowd.

Gascoigne spent two-and-a-half years at Ibrox  after joining from Italian giants LAzio for £4.3million and quickly became a legend at the Glasgow giants with his performances in Walter Smith’s unstoppable team of the late 1990s.

The Geordie genius thanked fans for the response – calling the Gers fans “unbelievable.”

“Just been watching the Gers. I appreciate the reception. What a club and the fans are just unbelievable,” Gascoigne said on his personal Twitter account.

Gascoigne made 104 appearances for the Gers between 1995 and 1998, scoring 39 times and was responsible for one of the greatest individual performances the 119-year-old stadium has witnessed when he single-handedly destroyed Aberdeen at Ibrox in 1996 as the Gers secured their eighth of nine consecutive Scottish titles.

The mercurial midfielder lifted two Scottish titles, a Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup at Ibrox before heading south to join Middlesbrough in March 1998.

Gascoigne’s impact in Scotland was so great that when the then-England international arrived in Glasgow with a bleached blonde haircut, thousands of people across Scotland followed suit within days.

In other Rangers transfer news, we can reveal the identity of the 12-goal striker who the Light Blues tried to sign in the final hours of deadline day.

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