Kyle Lafferty admits interest in Ibrox return, doesn't think Rangers fans want him back

Rangers Kyle Lafferty applauds fans

Former Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty wants a return to Ibrox - but doesn't think the fans would have him back.

Kyle Lafferty - RangersKyle Lafferty during his time at Rangers

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty has told The Scottish Sun that he would fancy a return to Rangers, but doesn't think the club's fans would want him back.

Lafferty, 28, has been playing at Euro 2016 this summer having been a part of the Northern Ireland squad which was beaten by Wales in the last 16 on Saturday.

Rangers Kyle Lafferty applauds fans

It's now back to club football for Lafferty, who has endured a miserable year with Norwich City, having played just 13 minutes of Premier League football last season and made no starts in any competition.

A loan spell to Birmingham City saw Lafferty score once in six games, and having played at Euro 2016, the 6ft 4in forward is expected to leave Norwich for good this summer.

Kyle Lafferty - Rangers in action

One club in the market for a striker is Rangers, who are looking for another goalscorer to support Martyn Waghorn and Kenny Miller in attack - and Lafferty just happens to have some history with the club.

A boyhood Rangers fan, Lafferty joined the Gers from Burnley back in the summer of 2008, and scored 38 goals for the club in four years before leaving in 2012.

Kyle Lafferty - Rangers

Lafferty, whose career has taken him to Switzerland, Italy and Turkey since leaving Ibrox, left in acrimonious circumstances, as having seen Rangers suffer demotion to the fourth tier of Scottish football, he chose to rip up his contract and leave for free.

Now, Lafferty has admitted to The Scottish Sun that he regrets his decision to leave Rangers, and regrets the way in which he left - before opening the door to a return.

Lafferty suggested that, if the opportunity arose to return to Rangers, he would be interested, but feels the fans wouldn't want him back after the way he left Ibrox four years ago.

"I regret leaving Rangers," admitted Lafferty. "I have travelled and I have played for some amazing clubs along the way. In Italy and at Sion, I enjoyed my time. I’ve been around the world and it’s an experience I’ve enjoyed, but there’s no feeling like pulling on a Rangers jersey and playing in front of those fans every week.

"If the situation arose I definitely wouldn’t turn it down, but I think it’s a door that’s probably closed on the back of me being stupid and listening to other people. I regret leaving like I did. I was living the dream, playing for the team I supported since I was a young boy. Not many people get that chance, but I had it and unfortunately I went about it all the wrong way. I left the club at a time when they needed me most and that’s why I don’t think the fans would have me back," he added.

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