Ex-Rangers striker Jon Daly launches angry rant at Dave King, criticises McCall

Jon Daly has blasted former club Rangers for how Dave King and Stuart McCall treated him.

Former Rangers striker Jon Daly has launched a stunning rant on club chairman Dave King in The Sun after recent criticism from the Ibrox chief.

King told The Telegraph earlier this week that 11 out of contract Rangers players had left the club, citing that they were all 'inadequate' and had 'failed miserably'.

That list included experienced first team players such as Bilel Mohsni, Lee McCulloch, Steven Smith, Ian Black and Kris Boyd, as well as former Dundee United striker Daly.

The 32-year-old Irishman joined Rangers in the summer of 2013, and made an instant impact, scoring 21 goals in 38 games as Rangers coasted to promotion from the third tier of Scottish football.

Yet in the Championship, Daly struggled, scoring just four goals in 28 games as his Rangers career fizzled out and came to its eventual end this week.

Daly has now tackled King's comments, launching a stunning tirade on the Rangers chairman during an interview with The Sun - whilst also criticising manager Stuart McCall for not using him more often because, contrary to popular belief, Daly wasn't actually injured at all and was available for selection.

"I’ve never met Dave King, I don’t know him and he doesn’t know me. If Dave King is criticising each individual by generalising — I find that very disappointing," said Daly. "I’ve been nowhere near the team because I wasn’t picked. I’d like to think that if he’s saying that about certain people, he isn’t including me. Even if he is saying that about the rest of the boys, I find that a bit harsh as they have all tried their best."

"I knew I wasn’t getting a new deal because I wasn’t getting minutes on the pitch. But I deserved more of a run than I got. When the new manager came in towards the end of the season and left me out of the squad, a lot of people thought I was injured. I wasn’t. I’d see on Sky Sports News that I was injured but it wasn’t the case. I was chomping at the bit. I could have made a difference," he added.

Daly featured just twice under McCall, and having now become a free agent, he will be hoping to land a new club and prove Rangers wrong next season.

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