Reported £1.3m ex-Rangers prodigy joins promising side after injury hell
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Ex-Rangers prodigy joins League One side after latest release

Ex-Rangers prodigy Lewis Macleod will look to get his career back on track at English League One Plymouth following his release from Wigan Athletic.

Macleod, now 26, was released by Wigan following their relegation to the same division from the Championship last season after making 12 appearances for the Latics.

The talented former Ibrox midfielder was arguably the club’s brightest youth prospect of the modern era and would burst onto the scene at Rangers back in 2012.

Rangers would sell Macleod for a reported potential £1.3m fee to Brentford in the winter transfer window of 2014/15 with the Gers in the Scottish Championship.


However Macleod would cruelly suffer a string of injuries with the Bees which meant the midfielder didn’t make his top team debut at Griffin Park until more than a year after joining.

Macleod would come off the bench in February 2016 for the final ten minutes or so against Brighton.

Further injuries persisted and all in all, Macleod was limited to a disappointing 43 appearances in five season with Brentford, scoring four goals and laying on six assists.

Ex-Rangers prodigy Lewis Macleod hit 16 goals and laid on 15 assists in 76 games for the Ibrox club. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A goalscoring, creative midfielder, Macleod has been woefully unlucky with injury since leaving Ibrox and has even been mooted for a return to Rangers in the past.

Now set to join Ryan Lowe’s newly-promoted Plymouth Argyle, Rangers fans will be wishing the player the best of luck with his new side.

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