Rangers midfielder Harry Forrester explains why the last few months have been weird

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Forrester joined Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side in January.

Rangers' Harry Forrester reactsRangers' Harry Forrester

Harry Forrester has claimed that he is well on his way to being ready for the start of Rangers' return to the Scottish Premiership, but admitted that the last few months have been weird for him, the Evening Times reports.

The 25-year-old joined the Light Blues in January, and after a mixed start, he begun to establish himself as an important member of Mark Warburton's squad as the season started to reach the business end, scoring five goals in seven games to edge them closer to the Championship title and help the side book their place in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Rangers' Harry Forrester and Dumbarton's Steven Saunders in action

However, the season would end in disappointing fashion for the former Doncaster man on a personal level as he would suffer a fractured leg during their Challenge Cup final victory and would miss the remaining six games, including the Old Firm clash at Hampden Park, and the subsequent final with Hibernian.

And, after bagging the winner in the club's pre-season friendly with Charleston Battery, he took the opportunity to reflect on how the previous season ended for him, while explaining how his recovery is going. 

"It's always nice to score, it has been a weird few months for myself missing some big games but it's a new season now and it is nice to get on the scoresheet," he told the Evening Times.

Rangers' Harry Forrester (L) scores their first goal

"The main thing was getting the workout, a lot of lads played 60 minutes, I played half an hour, and it was good to get back out there.

"It's step by step, obviously. I was a little bit behind the group because of my leg but I feel I've been catching up, doing the extra when I need to and hopefully come the first game of the season I will be level in fitness with the boys."

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton

It is perhaps hardly surprising that Forrester appears to have mixed emotions about the end of last season. Though he would have been delighted to see the side beat Celtic, lift the league title and contest the cup final, it would have been tinged with disappointment as he had to watch from the sidelines. 

But the setback should arguably benefit the Gers ahead of their return to the top flight as he will be desperate to help the side reach more finals and compete at the sharp end of the league so he can be a part of their success and put any bad feeling behind him once and for all. 

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