Former Rangers prodigy admits frustration at lack of game time after injury hell
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Lewis Macleod opens up on nightmare spell after leaving Rangers

Former Rangers prodigy Lewis Macleod has opened up on his frustration at his lack of game time at Wigan following his summer move and admits that after spending “four or five years” largely sidelined, he just wants a “good chunk of games.”

Macleod left Brentford over the summer to join the Latics but has barely featured for Paul Cook’s side since his arrival at the DW Stadium.

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The talented midfielder is confident he is over his injury nightmare but remains hopeful he can force his way into the side and prove what he can do.


“It’s a bit frustrating but that’s what you have a squad for and it’s a long season,” Macleod said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“There is a good group here, and I know a few of the boys like Kal Naismith from my time at Rangers.

“I’ve been out for quite a while so I just really want to get back to playing. I was fit for the final four months at Brentford but because I was coming to the end of my contract or signing another one I wasn’t going to be involved.

“To be honest I would like to be a bit more involved but I’ve just got to try and show the manager what I can do in training.

“I’ll just see what happens but I’ve been out for about four or five years with injuries and I want to play a good chunk of games.”

Macleod’s injury worries go all the way back to his time at Ibrox and it’s a shame to see his career stall as severely as it has.

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As sad as it might be, the timing of Macleod’s Ibrox exit has probably worked out for the best for Rangers – even if the club were shafted by the manner of the deal done between Brentford and Mike Ashley’s Ibrox placemen.

Hopefully, he can kick on this season and get a run of regular games and get his career back on track after what has surely been an incredibly difficult five years.

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