Rangers fans split when asked if they should re-sign Barrie McKay

Barrie McKay of Nottingham Forest celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers at City Ground on December 9,...

Barrie McKay left Rangers to join Nottingham Forest last summer.

Barrie McKay of Nottingham Forest celebrates his goal in front of Ben Alnwick and Mark Little of Bolton Wanderers the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham...

A selection of Rangers fans who voted are split when it comes to potentially re-signing forward Barrie McKay from Nottingham Forest this summer, via an online poll on Twitter.

The 23-year-old left the Gers to join up with former manager Mark Warburton at Forest last summer in a deal reportedly worth around £500,000, as stated by BBC Sport.

Many felt Forest had struck a bargain considering the market has gone out of control over the past two years, and his early season form suggested Rangers let him go for way under his true value.

Barrie McKay of Nottingham Forest in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest at St Andrews (stadium) on November 18, 2017 in Birmingham,...

McKay hit the ground running at the City Ground, scoring five goals and grabbing a further seven assists in 21 Championship starts – a record comparable with the very best outside the Premier League.

But since Warburton received his marching orders, McKay has fallen out of favour under new Forest boss Aitor Karanka and speculation has begun over his future at the East Midlands club.

Forest made a number of signings in January, including attacking midfielder Joe Lolley from Huddersfield Town, pushing McKay down the pecking order and perhaps closer to the exit door.

Barrie McKay of Rangers (L) and Stuart Armstrong of Celtic (R) battle for possession during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12,...

Whether another Championship club would be willing to move for him remains to be seen, but one potential option could be a return to Ibrox should Graeme Murty land the Rangers manager’s job full-time.

But when posed the question on Twitter, it appears Rangers supporters are split over the idea of re-signing McKay, with many perhaps recognising his ability but wary over his lack of consistency during his previous spell.

The Scotland international came through the youth ranks at Gers and featured in the Scottish Third Division back in 2012-13, before finally becoming a regular at the club during their Championship winning campaign.

He has the attributes to become a top player in the Scottish Premier League, but his initial success at Forest could mean his price tag is much higher than the £500,000 paid to bring him to the City Ground.

Barrie McKay of Rangers (L) and Mikael Lustig of Celtic (R) battle for possession during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12,...

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