Luca Gasparotto claims leaving Glasgow Rangers wasn't too hard

General view of Ibrox - Rangers

Gasparotto was released by Rangers in 2016 after five years at Ibrox.

England's Jordan Ibe (2nd L) in action against Canada's Manny Aparicio (2nd R), Luca Gasparotto (R) and Jeremy Gagnon Lapare (L)Gasparotto (right) in action for Canada's Under-23s

Falkirk defender Luca Gasparotto has told the Scottish Sun that leaving Rangers "wasn't too hard".

The Canadian, who could make his international debut against Scotland on Wednesday, was released by the Gers last summer after five years on the books at Ibrox.

Despite appearing just four times for Rangers' first team, Gasparotto has gone on to become a regular in a Falkirk side hoping to join the Glaswegian giants in next season's Premiership.

At the time of his release, the 22-year-old posted a heartfelt message on Twitter, in which he described his exit as "sad".

On reflection, however, Gasparotto's departure looks to have been a blessing in disguise.

"I left Rangers last summer and that wasn’t too hard to be honest," he told the Scottish Sun.

"At my age, I just want to play and in all honesty it was going to be tough for me to make the breakthrough at Rangers.

"I played well last year on loan at Morton and when the opportunity to join Falkirk in the summer came up it was pretty much a no brainer to make the move."

After his release, Gasparotto told Capital City Press that Rangers had informed him the previous summer that his contract would not be extended.

The Toronto native was subsequently loaned to Greenock Morton, for whom he made 25 appearances.

Morton finished fifth in last season's Championship, a division won comfortably by Mark Warburton's Rangers.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

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