Wimbledon loanee Harry Forrester has a lot to do to prove Rangers wrong

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha shouts instructions during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers loaned Harry Forrester to AFC Wimbledon in the summer after Pedro Caixinha demoted the winger to the reserves.

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...

Harry Forrester certainly had a point to prove when he joined AFC Wimbledon on a season-long loan from Rangers in the summer. The winger had barely featured after Pedro Caixinha replaced Mark Warburton at Ibrox in March and left the Scottish giants under a cloud amid accusations, that he has since denied, of a poor attitude in training, per the Scottish Sun.

The Scottish Sun add that Forrester was even demoted to the reserves before returning to England.

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.

“The Rangers manager made it clear I was not part of his plans,” the former Doncaster and Brentford favourite said. “I then had to train away from the group.

“I know I’m not a bad lad, I’m definitely not a bad lad. But when you are in Glasgow things are magnified.”

Forrester has a lot to do before he can make Caixinha regret his decision, however. Wimbledon boss Neil Ardley warned the 26-year-old that he had to improve his fitness if he wanted to fit into his ‘quick, aggressive and dynamic’ style, per The Evening Times.

Luke O'Neill of Gillingham holds of the challenge of Harry Forrester of A.F.C. Wimbledon during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and Gillingham at The Cherry Red...

But, so far, each of his five League One appearances have come from the substitutes bench, the most recent a half-hour outing in Friday’s home defeat to bitter rivals MK Dons.

Forrester has starred at this level before and there should be few doubts that he can make a real difference at Wimbledon once he gets up to speed. However, a slow start to life back in England will elicit few regrets at Ibrox.

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