Former Rangers striker Greg Stewart has opened up on the “sleepless nights” he had as the Light Blues closed in on the club’s first title as the boyhood Gers fan reflected on his time at Ibrox coming to an end.
Stewart confessed that knowing what winning the club’s 55th title meant to fans having grown up in “Rangers-daft” Fallin, near Stirling, left him tossing and turning for two years until the Light Blues finally got it over the line in March to spark jubilant scenes at Ibrox.
While the former Aberdeen, Dundee, Kilmarnock and Birmingham striker is on the lookout for a club after leaving the Gers three weeks ago, Stewart “loved every minute” of his time as a Rangers player.
“For two years, I was playing for Rangers and I loved every minute of it,” Stewart told the Sunday Mail.
“To go in there every day to train and represent that badge meant everything to me.
“The amount of sleepless nights I had, thinking about stopping the 10 and winning that title was incredible.
“Because I knew what 55 meant to people, I don’t think I had a decent sleep for two years.
“In fact, my first good night’s sleep was probably after we beat St Mirren at the start of March to effectively get us over the line.
“That’s when I finally knew it was over and it was party time.
“It was everything for me. I actually stopped my life because it was so important. I’ve hardly done anything, socially, for two years.
“I knew what it meant to so many people. My family are Rangers-daft, the village in Stirling where I’m from is Rangers-daft.”
Stewart can be proud of his contribution at Rangers
Despite not being a regular over his two years at Ibrox, Stewart always carried himself well and refused to throw his toys out on the pram.
When he was called upon, the forward always put in an excellent shift and give everything to help get a result.
Whereever he ends up, Stewart will have the best wishes of the Rangers support after helping secure 55 and end the Gers’ decade-long wait for major silverware.