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Lewis Macleod explains departure to Rangers fans

Rangers fans were devastated to see Lewis Macleod move to Brentford, but the rising star believes he had to look after his career.

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. 

“It was hard to leave but I have to look forward now If I can come in and play that would be brilliant but I need to keep working hard," Macleod is quoted as saying by the Daily Record.

"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.

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