Andy Dallas explains why he wanted to leave Rangers

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership challengers Rangers lost Andrew Dallas this summer when the young striker moved to Cambridge United in League Two.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; General view of Ibrox Stadium

Andy Dallas has admitted to the Evening Times that he has no regrets about his decision to leave Rangers over the summer despite his sluggish start to life at Cambridge United.

The 20-year-old forward was one of a number of players who bid farewell to Ibrox as part of yet another off-season rebuild and, alongside Ryan Hardie and Joe Dodoo, he moved south of the border to join a lower league outfit.

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Dallas is yet to really make a name for himself at fourth-tier Cambridge, however, managing a grand total of zero goals in nine games under former Aston Villa and Tottenham ace Colin Calderwood. He's only started four matches too, having fallen out of favour of late.

 

But, even with the benefit of hindsight, Dallas insists that he would not reverse his decision to walk away from a club who are sitting pretty at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

"You look at guys like Barrie McKay (below) and Declan John,” Dallas said, referencing two former Rangers youngsters who are now playing Championship football with Swansea City. "It shows that it doesn't mean when you leave Rangers it's not the end of the road at all.

Barrie McKay of Rangers controls the ball during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Ibrox Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Glasgow,...

"It got to the stage where I felt I was good enough to be in a first-team environment and show what I'm about. I know I can run past men who have played the game. I feel like I've made the right decision.

"It doesn't get much bigger in Scotland than Rangers and Celtic but even within League Two there are definitely players who have come through and had massive careers and made a good living."

Few at Rangers will be ruing the decision to let Dallas go, however, with Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe scoring goals for fun during a superb start to the 2019/20 season. Defoe even scored a clinical hat-trick during Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing of Hamilton Academical.

Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates after he scores his second goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow,...

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