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Andy Little enjoying life away from Rangers 'drama'; eight months after leaving Ibrox

Preston striker Andy Little is enjoying his time in England, away from the drama of Rangers.

Preston were unlucky a week ago, conceding three contentious goals against Manchester United in their FA Cup tie, eventually losing 3-1 after Scott Laird had given the Lilywhites a shock first half lead.

One player missed out on the contest though, with striker Andy Little remaining sidelined through injury - as has often been the case this season.

The 25-year-old Northern Ireland international has had a stop-start debut season at Preston, suffering a number of muscular injuries, including to his hamstring, which has seen him feature in just 13 games for the Lilywhites this term.

He does have two goals to his name, but it's been a frustrating season for the man Preston lured from Rangers in the summer, snapping Little up on a free transfer after he was allowed to leave Ibrox in June.

Little had been with the Scottish side since joining from Ballinamallard United in 2006, but failed to make an impact until the 2012/13 season, where he hit an impressive 25 goals in 36 games to fire Rangers to the third tier of Scottish Football.

Even with his tough season so far, Little told Northern Irish website Impartial Reporter that he is enjoying his time at Deepdale - and, eight months after leaving Scotlan, Little is glad that there isn't quite so much drama at Preston compared to Rangers.

"I have been loving everything about the club," he said. "It is a really good set of lads and I feel I enjoy the training and the day to day things at the club more than I did at Rangers."

"There is none of the drama of Rangers and the manager and everyone else at the club has been great with me. Now I just want to get on the pitch and enjoy it as much on the pitch as I am off the pitch," added Little.

Little was with Rangers when they folded in 2012, and stayed with the club when they formed, helping them climb back up the Scottish football pyramid.

Even after leaving, the chaos continues at Ibrox, with financial and ownership problems aplenty, whilst manager Ally McCoist tendered his resignation in December, leaving the club's season in turmoil; it's no wonder Little is glad to have left that situation behind.

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