Barrie McKay has revealed that he was surplus to requirements at Rangers in a goodbye message to fans of the club on social media.
McKay completed a £500,000 move to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday and the move will see him being reunited with Mark Warburton.
It was thought by many that McKay had wished to leave the Gers after he rejected the chance to sign a new contract with the club in April with just a year left on his contract.
However, the 22-year-old McKay has since indicated that he left the club because he would not have been given sufficient first team opportunities.
The attacker wrote, “Sad to be announcing that after 6 years I will be leaving Rangers Football Club. It has been a memorable journey of highs and lows.
“From scoring at Peterhead in League 2, to the goal against Celtic Scottish Cup semi final. I will remember being part of the squads who managed to return Rangers back to their rightful place in the top league of Scottish Football and competing in Europe.
“Recently it was made clear to me that I was perhaps surplus to requirements at the club, that’s football and you need to move on.”