Former Rangers midfielder makes nightmare start at overseas top-flight club after January move
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Former Rangers midfielder makes nightmare start in Belgium after January move

Former Rangers midfielder Andy King has made a disappointing start to life in Belgium after joining OH Leuven in January.

King made a surprise loan switch to the Gers at the start of the 2019/20 season, with Steven Gerrard recruiting the experienced Wales international to bolster his options in midfield.

Andy King ahead of a League Cup clash between Rangers and East Fife. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, the move never really worked out and he returned to Leicester ahead of schedule in January 2020, having only made five appearances in Light Blue.


He subsequently joined Championship club Huddersfield Town on loan and his 14-year association with Leicester then ended in the summer when he was released.

King spent several months as a free agent before being snapped up by Belgian First Division A club OH Leuven in January on a short-term deal.

The 32-year-old’s chances of earning an extension already look rather slim, though, as he has only featured once in his first three months at the club.

His 18-minute appearance came in a 3-0 defeat to Gent in late January and he’s only made the matchday squad on five other occasions, despite Leuven playing 13 matches since his arrival.

Former Rangers midfielder King has had a tough time so far in Belgium. (Photo by Plumb Images/Getty Images)

Things are going well for King off the pitch, though, as he announced the arrival of a daughter via Twitter last weekend.

OHL are currently sixth in the table and are back in action on Monday following the international break with a home fixture against Genk.

Another former Rangers player is reportedly set to be released by a side playing in a European top-flight league despite his status as club captain.

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