Russell Martin has admitted that joining Rangers was a case of ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ but the 32-year old defender, who has officially now left Ibrox, equally loved his time in Govan playing for such a giant club.
The former Scotland international waxed lyrical about his time in Scotland, assessing just how big it was to him when he said:
“I don’t think anything can prepare you for it. It’s huge. You’ve got an idea but it’s only when you go up there that you realise how big it is. Just walking around the streets, it’s a giant of a football club with a great fan base. I loved playing for a football club of that size and that support.”
However, we all know how bad Martin was for the club and he slightly attempts to deflect this and blame Rangers:
“For me it was a bit wrong place, wrong time. The club was a bit all over the place and then a change of manager, who was an interim manager anyway.”
He’s certainly not wrong with all this – but you cannot blame the manager for your own clear errors and Martin was evidently completely out of his depth playing for a club the size of the Famous.
There were some nonsense rumours Rangers were interested in securing him permanently, but as Ibrox Noise confirmed some weeks ago, Martin was one of the first to leave once the final game was over.
He was a bad signing, if not a bad guy, and we wish him well.