Former Rangers forward Alan Gow believes he should have spent more time at Ibrox than he did – but has no hard feelings against the Gers, calling them the best club he’s ever been at.

Gow moved to Ibrox in 2007 after impressing at Falkirk but never really got going as a Rangers player before being shipped out on loan to Blackpool and Norwich.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: Alan Gow of Norwich battles with Liam Rosenior of Reading during the Coca-Cola Championship match between Norwich City and Reading at Carrow Road on April 27, 2009 in Norwich, England. Rangers
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After leaving Rangers, Gow turned out for a number of clubs but never really spent much time anywhere before eventually returning to Falkirk last week as Director of Football.

“You have to remember where I came from,” Gow said, as quoted by the Sunday Mail. “I was playing for Clydebank against the likes of Morton at Cappielow in front of 40 fans before the club went bust. From there, I took a massive jump and earned good money because I was doing well in my career.

“But I know in my heart, that I should have done better. I should have been at the top level for longer. I should have played at Rangers for longer.

“Some of that wasn’t all down to me. I moved to the wrong club at times, sometimes for the wrong reasons.

“So of course, I have some regrets. I never fulfilled my full potential.

“When I was 24 I was probably the best player at that age before moving to Rangers.

“I had just played for Scotland’s B team and scored on my debut, but I never got in the squad again because I didn’t play at Rangers.

“That wasn’t my fault. If you speak to anyone at Rangers I’m sure they would say that I was one of the best players, technically.

Kilmarnock, UNITED KINGDOM: Scotland's players congratulate Alan Gow's (C) during their friendly football match against Finland 07 February 2007 at Kilmarnock rugby ground in Scotland. AFP PHOTO/KIERAN DODDS Rangers
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“I’d have played anywhere for Rangers to get a game but it just didn’t work out.

“It still hurts now. I never have any bad feelings towards them because it’s the best club I’ve ever been at.”

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