Former teammate explains why Rob Kiernan chose Rangers move

Rob Kiernan is set to finalise a transfer from Wigan to Rangers.

Kiernan looks set to complete his move from Wigan to Rangers in the coming days, and Latics teammate Aaron Taylor-Sinclair has told the Evening Times why he chose to move to Rangers.

The former Patrick Thistle star said: “He [Kiernan] said it was a massive club and it was a great opportunity for him. He obviously knows the manager from his time on loan at Brentford and that was one of the main reasons that he decided to go up to Rangers.”

Kiernan not only worked with new Rangers manager Mark Warburton during that loan spell with Brentford, but also at eh beginning of his career, whilst a youth product at Watford.

Warburton was his coach in the Hornets’ academy, before the now 24-year-old went on to make two senior appearances for the club. He spent a wealth of time away from Vicarage Road out on loan, before signing with Wigan in 2011. He then also spent a number of loan spells away from the club, with Birmingham City enjoying his services this season.

He was set to agree a permanent switch to the Blues this summer, before Rangers stole in and look to have concluded a transfer, and it is likely to be confirmed by the club in the coming days.

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