Rangers legend: This is the disappointing aspect of Bigirimana’s loan

Barry Ferguson is disappointed that Gael Bigirimana will not play for Rangers.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Barry Ferguson has highlighted the big disappointment with Gael Bigirimana joining Rangers on loan from Newcastle.

The current Clyde boss said: “He’s been caught up in a storm through no fault of his own and I get the impression he was one of the players who really did want to make the most of his time in Glasgow.

“Maybe there are one or two others not so keen to leave Newcastle for Rangers but this lad seems genuinely disappointed not to be able to play his part.”

Bigirimana was one of five loanees that Newcastle sent north of the border on transfer deadline day, yet just two of that group have played for Stuart McCall’s side.

Haris Vuckic could be considered a success, but Remie Streete has been out injured since his debut, and Kevin Mbabu and Shane Ferguson will likely not play until next season.

The majority have been out of the limelight since arriving at Ibrox, but it is Bigirimana who has been the centre of attention due to his long-standing illness. It is disappointing that he will not be able to play for the club, and Ferguson is right to highlight the midfielder's seeming desire to contribute.

He is the only player who has actively come out and admitted he is frustrated to be missing action, and yesterday he was quoted by the Daily Record as admitting he would want to return to Ibrox in the future to play - whether on a loan deal or permanently.

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