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Tam McManus says Rangers made mistake release Darren McGregor

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Darren McGregor spent a year at Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers, before his release under Mark Warburton.

Darren McGregor of Hibernian is shown the red card by referee Steven McLean during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on March 08, 2019 in...

Rangers made a 'big mistake' in letting Darren McGregor leave Ibrox, says Tam McManus.

Rangers, then under Mark Warburton, terminated McGregor's contract at the beginning of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Scottish defender, now 33, wound up joining Hibernian and he has been a big player in Leith ever since, making over 40 Premiership starts over the past two seasons.

Such is his importance, the Easter Road club extended his contract today and former Hibs star McManus reckons that Warburton missed a trick in not keeping him at Ibrox.

 

Warburton, who only arrived in Glasgow a few months before McGregor's exit, signed Danny Wilson and Rob Kieran.

Both of them effectively rendered McGregor surplus to requirements, but four years on and the Hibs star is the only Premiership player of all three now.

Wilson moved to the MLS to join Colorado Rapids in 2018, while Kieran is battling relegation into League Two with Southend United.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers is roughly tackled by Darren McGregor of Hibernian during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12,...

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