The departure of Lewis Macleod was another significant blow to Rangers and the 20-year-old has explained why he chose to sign for Brentford.
The central midfielder has been one of the brightest points of a trying period for Rangers supporters, so his exit has met with dismay at Ibrox.
Rangers had little choice but to sell as they need the £1 million transfer fee and Macleod will pen a three-and-a-half year contract in West London.
The player has explained that while the move was emotionally fraught, he believes the transfer will assist his international career.
"Hopefully I can play more games and get seen. I want to be involved in a lot more national squads and it is my aim to do so.
I am buzzing to complete the move and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Macleod has represented Scotland at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level and seems a sure bet to break into the senior set-up sooner or later.