St Mirren fans react on Twitter as Lee Hodson returns to Rangers

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.

Northern Ireland defender Lee Hodson had impressed since leaving Rangers to join Scottish Premiership rivals St Mirren on loan.

Northern Ireland , Ireland - 15 November 2016; Lee Hodson of Northern Ireland during the International Friendly match between Northern Ireland and Croatia at the National Football Stadium...

It seems that Lee Hodson made a positive impression on the majority of St Mirren fans during his time in Paisley.

Because the news that he might have played his final game for the club has not gone down well with supporters of the relegation-threatened Buddies.

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The Northern Irish international has returned to parent club Rangers ahead of schedule after being ruled out for the long-term, particularly until the end of the season, with an ankle injury he suffered in January’s 4-0 defeat to Celtic.

"Lee had been playing well at the time and his versatility will be a miss as he was able to fill in on a number of positions,” manager Oran Kearney told the Belfast Telegraph.

23rd January 2019, Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Celtic versus St Mirren; Lee Hodson of St Mirren is stretchered off after picking up an injury

And it seems that his views are shared by many St Mirren fans, who admired Hodson for his work rate and ability to play in a variety of positions, including right-back, left-back and defensive midfield.

It’s fair to say Hodson made a bigger impression at St Mirren than he ever managed in two years stuck on the bench at Ibrox.

But, with Hodson’s contract at Rangers due to expire in the summer, don’t rule out the former Watford man joining St Mirren on a free in a few months.

Lee Hodson of Rangers vies with Kieran Tierney of Celtic during the Betfred Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

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