Rangers coach Michael Beale sends Lee Hodson message on Twitter

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers released Lee Hodson this summer after three years at Ibrox.

Lee Hodson of Rangers (L) is put under pressure from Scott Sinclair of Celtic (R) during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12,...

Michael Beale has sent a message of congratulations to Lee Hodson after the former Rangers defender sealed a move following his Ibrox release.

As reported by BBC Sport, the Northern Ireland international has joined Gillingham on a two-year deal having been released by the Gers earlier in the summer following three years at Ibrox.

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It is no surprise that Steven Gerrard decided to let Hodson leave at the end of his Rangers deal. He had spent this past season out on loan with St Mirren having previously struggled to push ahead of James Tavernier in the pecking order.

He is unfortunately not going to be a signing that the Ibrox faithful remember particularly fondly, but Rangers coach Beale sent him a message to wish him well ahead of his new challenge.

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...

Here is Beale's tweet to the 27-year-old...

Underwhelming signing

In fairness to Hodson, there were a couple of occasions when he featured where he did look impressive. But the writing has been on the wall for a while with James Tavernier becoming such an important player and the likes of Jon Flanagan and more recently, Matt Polster arriving.

It certainly looks to be a move that suits all parties at this stage of Hodson's career.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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