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Bringing back Lewis Macleod would be a huge sign of progress from Rangers

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Bringing back Lewis Macleod would be a huge sign of progress from Rangers

Bringing the former Rangers back to Ibrox would be a symbolic signature for Steven Gerrard’s side.

It seems Rangers could be ready to bring former Gers talent Lewis Macleod back to Ibrox. The Scottish Sun is reporting interest from the Glasgow side, after the 24-year-old rejected a new deal at current club Brentford.

Macleod’s exit from Rangers in January 2015 was certainly a hard one to take for the Ibrox club. He joined the English Championship side in a deal worth around £850,000. It was a move he was reticent to make, considering his love for the Ibrox club. However, considering the problems at the Glasgow club, he decided to move on.

It came after he had helped the club rise from the Third Division in Scotland up to the Championship after they had previously plummeted due to financial issues.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 04: Lewis MacLeod of Rangers reacts during the IRN – BRU Scottish Third Division match between Rangers and Berwick Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

His exit was a bitter blow for Rangers, who felt they still had the young talent necessary to push on and eventually start challenging for silverware again.

That is why bringing him back to Ibrox, would be such a symbolic deal for the Ibrox side.

Rangers have come on leaps and bounds since Macleod left under a, no pun intended, cloud.


“I definitely wasn’t eager to get out the door but when the opportunity came, with everything that was happening outside football at the club, I leant towards moving away.

 

“I’d love to go back to Rangers later in my career.”

– Lewis Macleod on his Rangers exit


His time at Brentford has been almost cursed since, with injuries hampering until finally becoming a regular for the club this season.

Bringing him home to Ibrox would be a huge boost for the fans, who would feel it signifies a massive development off the pitch since the winter window nearly four years ago.

If Steven Gerrard can make it happen, then bringing back Macleod would be a great move.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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