Rangers have today confirmed James Sands has been recalled by New York City SC and is no longer a Rangers player.
The American, 22, was reported by Ibrox Noise as imminently being recalled to Major League Soccer with New York, but nothing was set in stone yet, but today Rangers have announced it officially:
Michael Beale added:
Sands was a deeply unappreciated player among fans, who blamed him for poor defensive play, something they are unable to do now that he’s stopped playing for the side under Michael Beale the past few months despite the fact the goals still leak in.
But for Ibrox Noise’s part, we sincerely wish him well, and apologise for some of the appalling abuse he took from a section of the support who really didn’t have a kind word to say about him.
He was no Maldini or Beckenbauer, but he’s a better player than given credit for, and we hope he flourishes back home in USA with a team that actually wants him.