Following hot on the heels of Liam Burt, it looks as though another young prospect is on his way out of Rangers.
On Wednesday afternoon, Kyle Bradley posted a farewell message on Twitter.
time for my next chapter, really grateful to have had the opportunity to play for rangers the past 7 years and thanks to everyone at the club for the help they’ve gave me💙🇬🇧😢 pic.twitter.com/7czoz7LKlz
— Kyle Bradley (@_kylebradley1) May 8, 2019
It’s never nice to see a player released, particularly when they are as young as Bradley is.
Rangers will have played a major part in his life since he was a young age, so departing is bound to leave a void.
He should have no problems finding new suitors, though.
This is a player made his Rangers debut as a teenager against St Johnstone back in May 2017.
He replaced Martyn Waghorn in the closing stages that day, and although he didn’t go on to add to that outing, it’s a mark of his quality that he was deemed good enough at such a young age.
This season, he’s demonstrated an ability to perform consistently in the SPFL. He has made 20 appearances during his loan spell with Annan Athletic, scoring two goals.
— Annan Athletic FC (@AnnanAthleticFC) February 26, 2019
The fourth tier may be a far cry from Ibrox, but after proving he can mix it in senior football, offers are surely likely to come in from higher up the pyramid.
Who knows, Annan may want to retain his services. Especially, if he helps them gain promotion to League One. The Black and Gold registered a 2-0 first leg victory over Stenhousemuir on Wednesday night, so that mission is very much still alive.
Underneath Bradley’s farewell message, plenty of fans offered their support at a difficult time. Here’s a selection of their reactions:
Good luck in the future Kyle. I hope you have success wherever you end up
— Duncan Mulholland (@bigdunky53) May 8, 2019
All the best for the future Kyle. You were a great asset to the club, I’m sure you will smash it wherever you end up 💙⚽️
— Team Murty (@TeamMurty) May 8, 2019
Good luck in your future career Kyle
— Debz Lawson (@LawDebz) May 8, 2019