To most, the idea of working, living and being somewhere you aren’t settled isn’t a pleasant thought. For Ovie Ejaria, it was all a little too much.
Ejaria left Rangers because he couldn’t settle at the club. The fame that comes with being a Rangers player and the pressure it involves isn’t for everyone.
But by leaving in the midst of a hectic winter schedule, it’s clear Ejaria did one thing when he left. He let his former teammates down.
We’re thin on the ground and now look abject in the middle. We have little creative spark and we badly lack numbers. Ejaria would still be playing a pivotal role in this Rangers side had he remained here.
I think a lot of the issues with Ejaria are down to injuries as well. The likes of Graham Dorrans, who would be Rangers first choice creative midfielder, has spent almost the entire season out.
Ejaria was thrust into the starting lineup and perhaps had more responsibility put on him than the England U21 thought he would have when he signed.
Now, Rangers are without a real creative playmaker and we have two huge games to play before the break.
I’m not saying Ovie Ejaria should’ve gritted his teeth and bore the rest of the loan. But we really needed him up until January.
His heart was clearly set on going back, and you don’t want players at the club who don’t want to be there.
But it’s the players still at the club who’re feeling the strain of being a squad member down.