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Barrie McKay claims he was forced out of Ibrox

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Former Rangers winger Barrie McKay has made some ridiculous claims in an interview with BBC Nottingham over his reasons for leaving Ibrox. Completely ignoring the fact he had rejected several contract offers from the club and was intent on running his deal down, the now-Nottingham Forest player said he felt he was being unfairly treated and was forced out.

“There was a change of manager and his opinion was different,” McKay said.

"I wasn't being treated the way any human being should be treated, but that's football and I had to move on."

After Pedro Caixinha's appointment at Ibrox, McKay found himself struggling for starts at Ibrox and when asked if it was a difficult decision to move on from the club who gave him his big break after being released by Kilmarnock as a youth, he replied: "Not really at the time, with the way things went with the manager and the way I was being treated and stuff.

"It made the decision easy for when the gaffer got on the phone and he was obviously a big factor in me coming here and working with him again.

"When he came into Rangers, it was a big stage of my development and he helped me improve as a player.

"The way things happened up there is more disappointing. I spoke to my family, spoke to my girlfriend, spoke to my agent and I think it was just the right time.

"I guess that's football, but I'm a big boy and will get on with it.

"It is a big step in my career. Obviously I've spent all my time up in Scotland, so it is kind of coming out my comfort zone and it's just good to be here and good to be playing."