Harry Forrester suggests similarity between Rangers and AFC Wimbledon

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Harry Forrester has swapped Ibrox for Kingsmeadow, having left Glasgow Rangers on a season-long loan deal.

Harry Forrester of Rangers is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Harry Forrester has suggested to AFC Wimbledon's official website that there are similarities between his parent club Rangers and the side he has recently joined on a season-long loan.

Forrester has temporarily left Ibrox after falling out of favour since Pedro Caixinha arrived towards the end of last term, joining the League One side for the year.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And while the 26-year-old was quick to stress that the two clubs he is attached to are extremely different in many ways, he suggested that the way that Wimbledon have risen through the leagues in such a short space of time - having only been formed in 2002 - somewhat mirrors the Gers' own journey over the past few years.

“The AFC Wimbledon story is a unique one. In some ways it’s similar to the Rangers one – having to start from the bottom and work you’re way up," he told the club's official website.

Harry Forrester of Rangers celebrates after his side score their first goal through Clint Hill of Rangers (not pictured) during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and...

“Like Rangers, they’ve done the same thing. I think it builds character for the squad itself and the club and hopefully the future is bright.

“It’s a lot of different to Glasgow Rangers obviously. Rangers have got a huge fan base and Glasgow is a goldfish bowl, and you’re looked on wherever you go.

“Here, it’s a bit smaller and bit more like a family club, which I like. I’ve played at Brentford before – which is like that – so it’s something I’m familiar with and I’m looking forward to.”

Having seemingly fallen completely off the radar at Ibrox - Forrester has not played for the club since Caixinha's first game back in March, when he featured for the final seven minutes - it is unclear whether the door is still open for the midfielder to salvage his Rangers career if he enjoys an excellent loan spell at Kingsmeadow.

But if the door is slightly ajar, then he may well be fully determined to prove as much of a point to Caixinha as possible during his time away from the club - and Wimbledon may prove to be the beneficiaries. 

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