Former Rangers loanee Andy King has admitted it “just wasn’t to be” for him at Ibrox after his season-long loan deal was cut short halfway through – as he hailed the Gers for the stunning midweek win over Braga in the Europa League.

King was restricted to just a handful of appearances for Rangers after signing from Leicester City and the midfielder holds no grudges after struggling to make an impact at Ibrox.

METHIL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 18: Rangers new signing Andy King is seen with Andrew Halliday prior to the Scottish League Cup second round match between East Fife and Rangers at Bayview Stadium on August 18, 2019 in Methil, Scotland.

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The veteran confessed it was “hard” for Steven Gerrard to change a winning team and praised the Gers boss for the handling of his situation at Rangers.

“It was brilliant to see them turn the result around against Braga, because it’s been a sticky couple of months for them to be honest,” King told the Huddersfield Examiner.

“They are a real, good, strong set of lads there – good players, good manager and good staff and I really enjoyed my time there.

“It just wasn’t to be for me in terms of minutes, they just didn’t get any injuries and lost only one game, I think, in the whole time I was there, so it was hard for the manager to change it.

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“But he was brilliant with me. He explained his situation and I explained my situation in needing to play at my age.”

Since his loan deal was ended early, King has joined Huddersfield until the end of the season and the Premier League winner has found game-time more regular with the Terriers.

With Ryan Jack and Glen Kamara in the best form of their careers in the first half of the season, King was always going to find it hard to get games.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Andy King of Leicester City kisses the Premier League Trophy as players and staffs celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

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After the Gers’ form dipped after the winter break though, the veteran could have been an option for Gerrard’s side to shore up the midfield.

However, his deal had already been cut short by then and it’s good to see the Welshman viewed his time at Rangers positively, despite his lack of games for the Light Blues.

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