Durrant: It was a wrench to leave Rangers but I’ll be back as a fan

first_imgIan Durrant has told of how it was a “wrench” to leave Rangers, but says he will be back at Ibrox as a fan this season.After an association with Rangers that stretched back 32 years Durrant was sacked as coach of the club’s Under-20s development team last month.It was the second blow endured by Durrant following his demotion from his position as first team coach 18 months previously.“It was a wrench to leave, but I look back on it with fond memories and it was a privilege to be involved and associated with Rangers,” he told STV at the launch of East Stirlingshire’s new shirt sponsor. “The memories I have will last me a lifetime.”When asked whether Rangers fans can expect to see the club legend back in the stands this season he responded: “Of course they can. I’ll be there no doubt. Just now I’ll just let them get on and play their football, but of course I’ll be there.”Durrant believes the Ibrox side have strengthened well over the summer, highlighting the need for Mark Warburton’s side to hit the ground running as they take their place in the Scottish Premiership this season.“They’ll want to set down a marker right away,” he said.  “They’ve got a good opening tie against Hamilton, it’ll be a hard game, but having your first game at home is something to build on and build up to the Old Firm game. “It’s imperative that they start well.”last_img read more