The ones who walked away: Where are they now?


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Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker announce they are leaving Rangers
Steven Naismith and Steven Whittaker announce they are leaving Rangers

27 appearances. 3 goals. There was some ill feeling towards Naismith when he left the club, largely because he is a boyhood Rangers fan. He claimed the switch to Goodison was "one of the hardest decisions" of his life.

STEVEN WHITTAKER, NORWICH. 10 appearances. 1 goal. Suffered an ankle injury in a pre-season friendly that meant he missed the start of the Premiership season. Since the end of October he featured regularly for the Canaries.

STEVE DAVIS, SOUTHAMPTON. 23 appearances. 2 goals. The former Rangers captain and Northern Ireland internationalist has been embroiled in something of a dog-fight as Southampton seek to avoid the drop. Involved in more uncertainty this season after Southampton sacked Nigel Adkins and appointed Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino.

KYLE LAFFERTY, FC SION, 17 appearances. 4 goals. He courted controversy in his time at Ibrox and called time on his Rangers career last summer and signed for the Swiss side as a free agent. They are struggling this season and are ninth in their league.

JAMIE NESS, STOKE. 1 appearance. 0 goals. Ness has had a nightmare since leaving Rangers last summer. The well-thought of midfielder has played just once for Stoke and has had a run of niggling injuries that have kept him sidelined since August.

RHYS McCABE, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY. 21 appearances. 1 goal. Has recently found it hard to get into the Wednesday team. However, the 20-year-old has been assured he has a future at the club.

SONE ALUKO, HULL. 24 appearances, 8 goals. Currently edging back to full fitness after being sidelined with an achilles tear, the winger has made an impressive start to life with Steve Bruce's side.

ALLAN McGREGOR, BESIKTAS. 19 appearances. Has been linked with a summer move to West Brom, but at the moment he remains in Turkey with Besiktas. Has impressed but is believed to be keen on a move back to Britain.

JOHN FLECK, COVENTRY. 29 appearances. 2 goals. Rumour has it that he didn't see eye to eye with Ally McCoist but he has made himself a first-team regular with the English League One side.

JUAN MANUEL ORTIZ, GRANADA. 14 appearances. 0 goals. Headed to his homeland with Granada and has been in and out of the La Liga side.

DAVID HEALY, BURY. 14 appearances. 2 goals. Has not been a first-team regular and hasn't played since a New Year's Day defeat to Tranmere.

Players who transferred to newco, but who still left:

DORIN GOIAN, SPEZIO CALCIO. Appearances 14. Goals 1.

There were suggestions he would return to Rangers in January but he has stayed in Italy where he is expected to remain until the end of the season.

MAURICE EDU, BURSASPOR. 4 appearances. 0 goals.

He played just once for Stoke when he came on as substitute in a game against Liverpool and in January he was loaned out to Bursaspor.

CARLOS BOCANEGRA, RACING CLUB DE SANTANDER. Appearances: 12. Goals: 0. He moved on a loan deal to Racing Club in the second tier of the Spanish league and has featured sporadically.

KIRK BROADFOOT, BLACKPOOL. Appearances: 19. Goals: 1. Has become a regular with the mid-table Championship side.

ALEJANDRO BEDOYA, HELSINGBORG. Appearances: 9. Goals: 2. Scored on his debut for the Swedish club but injuries have seriously derailed his progress.

SASA PAPAC. Retired.


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