Former Rangers fan favourite returns to British football after impressive Euro spell
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Former Rangers fan favourite returns to British football after impressive Euro spell

Former Rangers fan favourite Joe Garner has returned to British football, signing a two-year deal at Fleetwood Town.

Garner joined the Light Blues from Preston North End in 2016 and scored ten goals in 34 appearances during his solitary season at the club.

Garner celebrates scoring in a Scottish Cup quarter-final against Hamilton at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He wasn’t prolific in front of goal, as his stats show, but he won the Gers faithful over with his work rate, and supporters even made an attempt to get his adopted song Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five to Christmas number one.

Garner was sold to Ipswich Town in June 2017 and since leaving the Tractor Boys a year later, he’s turned out for Wigan Athletic and APOEL FC.

His move to Cyprus was a surprise one given that he’d never played abroad before, but while it turned out to be a brief stint, it was a very productive one.

The 33-year-old netted nine goals and notched two assists in 15 appearances for the Cypriot giants.

The former Rangers and Wigan striker has returned to British football.  (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

However, he left before the start of the new season and officially signed for EFL League One side Fleetwood Town on a free transfer on Monday.

Garner has linked up with his former Preston boss Simon Grayson at Highbury and will be available after completing a compulsory travel isolation period.

The signing went down well on Twitter, with plenty of Fleetwood fans delighted that their club snapped up the former Ger.

Garner will be playing alongside a former Ibrox teammate, who was recently named captain of the Lancashire club.