Kyle Lafferty would love to re-join Rangers, admits regretting Ibrox departure

Kyle Lafferty

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty has admitted he would like to re-sign for Rangers.

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty has admitted that he would love to re-sign for former club Rangers in the future, as quoted by Belfast Live.

Lafferty, 28, joined Rangers in the summer of 2008 having hit ten goals in 87 games for Burnley, and he certainly made an impression during his time at Ibrox.

The Northern Ireland international - who hit seven goals in Euro 2016 qualifying to send his country to the European Championship finals in France this summer - racked up 38 goals and 14 assists in 138 games for Rangers, before leaving Glasgow in the summer of 2012.

After Rangers' administration and liquidation, Lafferty chose to move on and join Swiss club Sion, before signing for Palermo, Norwich City, and then Caykur Rizespor on loan last season, before becoming an outcast at Norwich this season.

A departure is expected in the near future, and with Rangers set for promotion to the Scottish Premiership, some Gers fans may want to see the 6ft 4in forward make a return to Ibrox.

Now, Lafferty has been quoted by Belfast Live as saying that he still supporters and takes an interest in Rangers, praising manager Mark Warburton for his superb work this season.

Lafferty also suggested that he regrets leaving Rangers in the way he did, and would love to return to the club at some stage, as he still wants to play in another Old Firm derby against Celtic - a match which will be played in the Scottish Cup next month - before ending his career.

"I've watched with interest how Mark Warburton has managed Rangers into a comfortable lead in the Championship," said Lafferty. "In my mind the Old Firm derby is the most exciting football match in the world and I expect pure drama and passion to come to the fore in this cup semi-final.  Rangers are on their way up and boss Warburton has recruited well while this is by no means the best Celtic team we've ever seen."

"I would love to be a part of another Old Firm derby but, as it stands today, I remain a Norwich City player and am doing all I can to make sure I am in the best possible shape for the Euro 2016 finals. Despite our much publicised split in June 2012, I am still a huge supporter of Rangers Football Club. In fact, how my time at Ibrox came to an end is probably the biggest regret of my career. The circumstances were just all wrong for me at that particular time."

"Rangers were in severe financial difficulties, it was extremely complicated, I didn't have a clue if there would even be a club the following season and all their top players including Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis were leaving. I didn't walk out on Rangers but I felt I had little choice, It was a decision I had to make. Rangers and Palermo are the two clubs I would definitely go back to if the opportunity arose," he added.

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