Former Rangers winger Jake Hastie has insisted that he “enjoyed” his spell at Ibrox, despite having struggled to make an impact at Ibrox, as he looks to kickstart his career with Hartlepool United.

Hastie left Ibrox over the summer to join Paul Hartley’s side after more loans than appearances as a Rangers player, admitting it was “always going to be hard” to make an impact at the club.

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Four years at Ibrox mustered just two competitive appearances as a Rangers player and the former Motherwell man insists he just wants to play now.

“I enjoyed it at Rangers. There was a good group of boys and everything was good in there, but I’m getting to an age now where I just need to be playing,” Hastie admits [Scotsman].

“That was the main thing for me – playing and enjoying myself. It was a big squad at Rangers, wasn’t it? It was always going to be hard but I enjoyed it there.”

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Hastie’s Gers move never made a bit of sense at the time and still continues to utterly baffle.

After a few good months at Motherwell, the Light Blues were desperate to sign him, alongside a host of other wingers who arrived at the club that summer.

Incredibly, despite mustering a mere two appearances, he still wasn’t the biggest flop out of the many, many wingers Steven Gerrard added to the squad that summer.

Hopefully, he can kickstart his career in England now after leaving the Gers but his move to Ibrox will always remain a bit of a headscratcher.

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