Former Glasgow Rangers forward Matty Yates believes the Ibrox outfit made a mistake in letting him depart the club.
The Lowdown: Yates leaves Gers
In February 2020, Yates left the Gers to join Hibernian’s reserves, but he failed to make a single appearance for the club (Transfermarkt).
Since then, he has moved to Stranraer, where he has finally started to make his first steps in the game.
The Latest: Yates thinks Gers made a mistake
Speaking to The Athletic, Yates believes he should not have been let go by Rangers. He said:
“If you don’t back yourself what’s the point? If you don’t think you’re good enough you may find something else. I know I’m good enough. Rangers didn’t think I was but I think I should have stayed. I’ve just got to keep battering away at Stranraer and hope it takes me somewhere.
“Kevin Nisbet (of Hibernian) went down the divisions and now look at him. He and Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United) are the main ones I’d look up to but I’m just looking to get back into full-time football. My main aim is to get down to England. If I could get a full-time club here and then win a move, that’s the aim.
“I can score a decent number of goals for any team. I’ve been like that since I was a wee guy, it’s just in me. If I keep doing well then hopefully later down the line I can go back to Rangers one day.”
The Verdict: Ready to prove Rangers wrong
The move to Stranraer has kickstarted the forward’s career. So far, he has managed six goals in 21 matches, a good return for a youngster, and he already has one strike in three games this term with Stranraer already having participated in a trio of League Cup matches.
Should Rangers have kept Yates?
Having just turned 19 years old, he has plenty of years ahead of him to reach all of his goals, including returning to Rangers. Only he and he alone can make sure he backs up his claims.
In other news, Rangers fans are far from happy with this man’s exit.
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