Norwich City striker keen on Rangers move
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Kyle Lafferty has revealed he would 'jump at the chance' to rejoin Rangers.
The 27-year-old, who is on loan at Turkish club Çaykur Rizespor from Norwich City, spent four years at Ibrox before leaving on bad terms following a bust-up with then manager, Ally McCoist.
Lafferty further incensed Gers fans by heading for Swiss side, Sion, when the Scottish giants went into liquidation.
However, Lafferty would love the opportunity to re-sign for his boyhood club if a deal could be brokered in the future.
'Some Rangers fans have asked me if I'd go back there and I'd jump at the chance,' he said. 'But whether that's an option or not is another thing. What happened for me at Rangers was disappointing.
'That wasn't how I wanted to end my career there. But it had to be done. I've supported Rangers since I was a young boy and still support them now. It would be good to go back to change people's perceptions of me. If I went back now I'd let my football do the talking. Hopefully that would change their minds of me.'
Lafferty signed a three-year contract with City from Palermo in the summer but struggled to replicate the form he has shown for Northern Ireland during Euro 2016 qualifying. After just one goal in 20 appearances for City, Lafferty agreed to join Rizespor for the rest of the season, citing regular first-team football as the main reason.
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He has gone on to score once in his seven appearances so far but is expected to start for his country against Scotland tonight, when he could come up against Russell Martin.
'I'm looking forward to the match even though there'll be 50,000 people booing me,' he added. 'I had four years playing with Rangers when I took some stick in Scotland so I should be able to cope at Hampden okay.'