Former Rangers winger David Templeton has retired from professional football with immediate effect.

Templeton played for the Gers between 2012 and 2016, making a total of 88 appearances.

David Templeton – pictured in action for Rangers against Dumbarton in the Championship in August 2014 – has retired from professional football with immediate effect. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He featured for the club in League Two, League One and the Championship, scoring a total of 27 goals and notching 26 assists across all competitions.

Templeton also represented Hearts and Burton Albion and was in his second stint at Hamilton Accies when the announcement came on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old was thanked by Accies for his ‘incredible effort, both on and off the park, across his two spells’ and it was confirmed that he would be staying on as coach of their U14s team.

The former Ger missed much of last season through injury and returned to action at the beginning of the current campaign, but hadn’t featured since coming off the bench in a defeat to Kilmarnock in August.

“David is a model professional who scored some important goals for the club and created many lasting memories for our support,” said Hamilton chairman Allan Maitland [].

“As we look to nurture and develop the next wave of talent at the club we are delighted to have him involved, this will allow him to pass on his knowledge and expertise.”

Meanwhile, GvB joined in at Rangers training on Wednesday. He demanded higher standards and then got a laugh from his players

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