Joe Worrall has claimed that former Rangers fan-favourites Barrie McKay and Jason Cummings have been praising the Ibrox supporters.
McKay and Cummings spent different spells at Ibrox from each other, and were never team-mates in Glasgow. McKay came through the academy, and spent a five-year period in Govan before leaving for Nottingham Forest.
Cummings, however, spent a much shorter time-frame in Glasgow. He only arrived last January on a six-month loan. Despite scoring a commendable five goals in just nine starts, he wasn’t brought back permanently.
According to Worrall, however, that hasn’t stopped him from singing praises of the Gers support. Both he and McKay were team-mates with Worrall at Nottingham Forest. The current Rangers centre-back has stated he didn’t believe how good the Rangers fans were.
“For me, especially the whole Europa League it is such an incentive to come here and play for Rangers. You don’t realise the sheer size of the club.
“I spoke to Barrie and Jason, who I knew at Forest, and they said it was incredible. They said you go away to away games and there is three stands filled with Rangers fans and I didn’t believe them, but I have seen it with my own two eyes.
“It is something that is iconic and Rangers are well known for. It is hard to put into words how dedicated the fans are to the cause. We go to big teams in Europe and we have 5,000 fans there – it gives us a big lift. We have some of the best fans in the world.”
It never leaves them
It appears that despite leaving Rangers unceremoniously, both Cummings and McKay still cherish their time in Glasgow.
McKay’s in particular ended far too early. He was sold by Pedro Caixinha to Nottingham Forest despite the clear talent and potential he had. He now operates at Swansea City alongside fellow Rangers fan Oliver McBurnie.
Cummings, on the other hand, was never truly good enough for where Rangers wanted to be. His inconsistency was infuriating for Rangers supporters, and a weak display in the final Old Firm game of last season cemented his stay at Ibrox as a short one.
Fans still have fond memories of both players for different reasons. Cummings’ personality got over well with the support, whilst McKay’s quality on the ball and ability to excite is still missed to this day.
Regardless, supporters can at least take solace that the duo still love Rangers and the support even more than they’re loved back.