Stuart McCall shares conversation with Nicky Law, suggests England move

Rangers' Nicky Law in action

Rangers decided to release midfielder Nicky Law last week.

Rangers' Nicky Law in actionNicky Law in action for Rangers

Former Rangers boss Stuart McCall has told the Glasgow Evening Times that Nicky Law was 'disappointed' to be told he was leaving Ibrox this summer.

Law, 28, joined Rangers back in the summer of 2013 having impressed with Motherwell, where he hit 13 goals in 86 games for the Scottish Premiership side. 

Rangers' Nicky Law (R) celebrates scoring their first goalRangers' Nicky Law (R) celebrates scoring their first goal

The midfielder played a key part in helping Rangers win promotion from League One in 2014, with 12 goals to his name in the 2013/14 campaign - and he built on that in the Championship.

With 13 goals from midfield in the 2014/15 season, Law was an important player for Rangers, but saw his playing time dwindle under Mark Warburton this past season, with a host of other players preferred ahead of him.

Rangers' Nicky Law celebrates their second goalRangers' Nicky Law celebrates their second goal

Last week, Rangers confirmed that when Law's contract expires later this month, he will be released and is free to join another club, having been surplus to requirements under Warburton.

The Englishman's three-year spell at Ibrox has now come to an end, and one man who knows him very well has described Law's feelings.

Stuart McCall worked with Law at Sheffield United, Bradford City and Motherwell before reuniting again at Rangers last season, and he has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Law was 'disappointed' to have been let go when the two spoke.

Hibernian's Jason Cummings in action with Rangers' Nicky LawHibernian's Jason Cummings in action with Rangers' Nicky Law

McCall says that Law needs to get back to playing regular first-team football, and suggests that the midfielder will head back down to England to continue his career.

"I spoke to Nicky the other day and he’s disappointed he didn’t get more game time this season, naturally," said McCall. "He’s reaching the peak of his career at 28 years old and I would imagine he would go back down south now. He’s been a substitute recently and he needs to go and play. He needs to get back to doing what he did best - as he did at Motherwell and in his younger days – when he could go by people from the middle of the park."

"He started well at Rangers and did well for me last year as well. And even this season at the start it was him, Jason Holt and Andy Halliday playing in there so he started really well. And then Gedion Zelalem came into the side and Nicky got injured so over the last six months it’s not really worked for him," he added.

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