Nottingham Forest winger Barrie McKay has revealed all about his summer exit from Scottish giants Rangers.
The 22-year-old claims he “wasn’t being treated the way any human being should be treated”, triggering a move away from the Scottish Premier League outfit and seeing him sign for Nottingham Forest in a £500,000 deal.
McKay’s form suffered following the departure of now Forest manager Mark Warburton as the clubs manager in February. Warburton was eventually replaced by Pedro Caixinha, who started McKay in three of the eight games of the season.
McKay told the BBC: “I wasn’t being treated the way any human being should be treated, but that’s football and I had to move on. It made the decision easy for when the gaffer [Warburton] got on the phone and he was obviously a big factor in me coming here and working with him again.
“When he came into Rangers, it was a big stage of my development and he helped me improve as a player.
“The way things happened up there is more disappointing. I spoke to my family, spoke to my girlfriend, spoke to my agent and I think it was just the right time. I guess that’s football, but I’m a big boy and will get on with it.”
Forest fans have high ambitions this season despite the club only just escaping the jaws of relegation last season, and have money to spend following the £14 million sale of Britt Assombalonga.
McKay is a big name in one of four signings Warburton has made to help the clubs forturnes this season, and will hope to replicate his Scottish Championship form of 2015/16 in the English Championship this year.
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