Following his shock move to Bundesliga giants Hamburger SV, David Bates has tonight confused things further by confirming he still wants to play for Rangers.
At least till the end of the season.
In a fine example of ‘have your cake and eat it’ syndrome, the 21-year old stopper claimed no one would turn the move from the biggest team in Scotland to relegation-threatened Hamburger down, and said he hoped to still play a part at Ibrox before the season is out.
“Hopefully I can get back fit enough to help in some way to finish as high as possible.”
Very kind of him. Not only are Rangers just not appealing to him any more in favour of an effective Bundesliga 2 side, but he is kind enough to want to help his employers out before he moves on.
Bates is just one of the latest in a long line of players to burn this club. And he won’t be the last.