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5th Jun, 2018 | 2:10pm

Rangers should avoid move for former star and promote youngsters from Academy


Former Rangers winger Barrie McKay’s time at Nottingham Forest looks to be coming to an end, according to reports, and the Gers must avoid making a move for the 23-year-old this summer.

According to the Nottingham Post, Greek giants Olympiakos are considering a move for the Forest winger 12 months after forcing a move away from Ibrox.

Many Gers fans are still huge admirers of McKay but with the likes of Jamie Murphy at Ibrox now, the 23-year-old would be well down the pecking order.

Even if something was to happen which ruled Murphy out of action, Gers boss Steven Gerrard has talent such as Josh Windass or Scott Arfield to fill in or he could even turn to the club’s Academy and promote someone like Glenn Middleton.

The Scotland Under-21 ace has been a revelation since joining the Light Blues from Norwich in January and can’t be too far away from a place in the first-team squad after his performances for club and country.

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The way McKay engineered his exit didn’t sit well with some fans last summer, and his subsequent claims of inhumane treatment were absolutely laughable and won’t have done him any favours with a section of the Gers support.

Despite having the ability to be a real game-changer, McKay far too often failed to influence games or even try to get involved at times and there’s been little evidence that has changed since his move to Forest.

With Gerrard building his own side, the Gers can’t keep looking back to the past as they try to build for the future and McKay should be very much part of Rangers’ past.

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