Richard Foster criticises Rangers concerning his release

Rangers released Richard Foster following their play-off defeat to Motherwell.

The defender was one of a number of players to leave Ibrox at the end of the 2014/15 season, and he has told the Evening Times that he was not impressed by the manner of his exit from the club.

“It would be difficult [to go back] because of the way things ended,” he said. “I learned I was being let go through the pages of my morning newspaper and, for me, that was wrong. It left a sour taste in my mouth and was a sad way to end things after all the positive experiences I had at Ibrox.”

Along with the likes of Lee McCulloch and Kris Boyd, Foster left Rangers at the end of the season, with the Light Blues unable to secure passage into the top flight.

Foster, 29, made just 29 appearances across the whole campaign, and it was not a surprise to see him released at the end of his deal. He struggled to truly impress, and when more frequently selected players are being let go, Foster’s exit was expected.

However, the club showed little class in the manner of his release, and he has admitted that it would be hard to return to the club if they wanted him due to how they forced him out.

With new manager Mark Warburton in charge, and a new philosophy of success being brought to the club, it is unlikely that many would want to see Foster back at Ibrox. Yet, they should have handled his exit better, and it is hoped that the club will start to improve off the field of play as they improve on it.

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