Rangers stars and Michael Beale respond as bluenose bids emotional farewell to Ibrox
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Rangers stars and Michael Beale respond as bluenose bids emotional farewell to Ibrox

A host of Rangers stars and first-team coach Michael Beale have responded on Instagram after Greg Stewart bid an emotional farewell to Ibrox.

After two years at the club he has supported since he was a boy, Stewart’s release was confirmed earlier this week.

The 31-year-old attacker moves on having scored three goals and notched seven assists from a total of 33 Gers appearances.

He played much less football during the 2020/21 season than he did during his first at Ibrox, but he still contributed to what was arguably the club’s most important ever title win and he has a medal to show for it.

Rangers coach Michael Beale was amongst those to praise Greg Stewart after he bid an emotional farewell to Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“2 years a (sic) will cherish for a lifetime!” wrote Stewart on Instagram on Saturday. “Ups and downs on that way…we had 1 ultimate goal we had to complete!”

“From my family and friends who supported me every step of the way!…the manager, coaching staff, my teammates, staff behind the scenes and the fans who follow near and far….thank you everyone at Rangers for the last 2 seasons.”

The post also contained a photo of Stewart holding the Premiership trophy aloft following the final day win over his old club Aberdeen.

A host of Rangers stars responded to Stewart’s heartfelt farewell with praise and well wishes.

“Good luck whatever’s next mate, been a pleasure,” wrote Steven Davis.

Scott Wright wrote “what a man,”, Jordan Jones left a goat emoji and Connor Goldson labelled Stewart the best five-a-side player he’s ever seen.

Gers first-team coach Beale also replied, writing: “It’s been a pleasure working with you mate” followed by a clapping emoji.

Now a free agent, Stewart is looking for a new club ahead of the 2021/22 season and it’ll be interesting to see whether he opts to remain in Scotland or to head elsewhere.

In other news, a highly-rated Rangers-linked striker has officially signed for an EFL Championship club.