Former Rangers winger axed by Championship side before deadline
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Former Rangers winger Fraser Aird released by Dundee United

Former Rangers winger Fraser Aird has been released by Championship side Dundee United – with the Canadian leaving Tannadice just hours before last night’s transfer deadline.

Aird’s exit was confirmed by the club on their official website, after making 22 appearances for the Arabs, scoring three times.

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The former Ger had fallen out of favour at Tannadice under Robbie Neilson and hadn’t been involved with the first-team this season after spending time on loan at the tail end of last term.

Aird made the breakthrough at Ibrox after the club’s demotion to the Third Division and played fairly regularly under Ally McCoist and Mark Warburton before falling down the pecking order.

A loan spell with Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer was supposed to give Aird a chance to kickstart his Gers career but it never quite worked out and he would eventually return to Scotland and sign for Falkirk.

 

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After a brief stint with the Bairns, Aird then headed across the Forth to join their rivals Dunfermline before making the short hop to Tayside to sign for the Arabs a season later.

During his time at Rangers, Aird made 85 appearances for the Light Blues, scoring 12 times, as he helped the Gers climb back up the leagues to their rightful place in the top tier.

 

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