'Shows how bad he was'; Some Rangers fans stunned by Forrester's new club

Rangers fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Harry Forrester appears to have a new club already, one day after being released by Scottish Premiership outfit Rangers.

Harry Forrester of Rangers celebrates scoring during the Scottish Championships match between Rangers and St. Mirren at Ibrox Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Not many players go from AFC Wimbledon to the Iranian top flight within the space of a few months but that is exactly the career path Harry Forrester has chosen.

Just a day after having his contract terminated by Rangers, the Daily Record reports that Forrester has sealed a shock move to the Persian Gulf League outfit Traktor Sazi.

Forrester, who will work under the former Wales and Real Madrid manager John Toshack, has become the first English footballer to move to Iran since 1979.

And it’s fair to say Rangers fans are rather baffled by the move. After all, it is not every day that a player who spent last season on loan in the third tier of English football ends up seizing a lucrative move to the Middle East.

In truth, Forrester struggled during his time at Rangers, failing to recapture the form that made him stand out at Brentford and Doncaster during his debut season in 2016/17. Once Pedro Caixinha replaced Mark Warburton at Ibrox, Forrester was quickly farmed out to Wimbledon and he wasn’t even given he chance to show new manager Steven Gerrard what he can do.

But a shock move to Iran represents a fresh start in a new country – and Forrester has left with the goodwill of some Rangers supporters, if not all.

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...

 

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