Kyle Lafferty reflects on Rangers spell

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty poses for photos before they leave for Euro 2016

Ibrox side Rangers remains close to Kyle Lafferty's heart, admits the former Gers man.

Leeds' Tommaso Bianchi in action with Norwich's Kyle Lafferty

Speaking to The Telegraph, former Rangers hitman Kyle Lafferty has admitted that he did not make the most of his time at Ibrox.

The 28-year-old joined Rangers for £3 million from Burnley in 2008, scoring 38 times out of 138 games in a return which could, and probably should, have been better.

The Northern Irishman, who will spearhead his nation's forward line in France for Euro 2016 this month, having played a massive role in qualifying, left Rangers under something of a cloud in 2012, refusing to transfer his contract to 'Newco' at the peak of the financial problems which rocked the club and demoted them to the fourth tier.

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty poses for photos before they leave for Euro 2016

It has been four years since he left Rangers, and both he and the Gers have turned out okay since, but Lafferty admits he might've done more during his four-year spell with the Glasgow giants.

“I grew up supporting Rangers but I didn’t quite take the opportunity there with both hands," he told The Telegraph. "Glasgow is a strange place. If you don’t have someone close to you looking out for you, your head will wander.”

Lafferty - now with Norwich City - enjoyed a few spells abroad following his accrimonious Rangers exit, joining Sion, Palermo and Caykur Rizespor in Turkey, but the striker has often said he would rejoin the Scottish giants at the drop of a hat.

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