Barrie McKay admits reunion with former Rangers dugout team was huge factor in Nottingham Forest switch



Barrie McKay insists being reunited with Mark Warburton and David Weir was a huge factor in leaving Rangers for Nottingham Forest.

The Scotland internationalist has signed a four year contract at the City Ground after moving for a fee in the region of £750,000.

Following loan spells at Raith Rovers and Morton, the 22-year-old reignited his career at Ibrox under manager Warburton and number two Weir.

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The winger made a total of 48 appearances in Rangers’ Championship triumph during the 2015/16 campaign and featured 46 times in the top-flight last term.

McKay fell out of favour under Warburton’s successor Pedro Caixinha at the end of last season and is delighted to make the switch to the English Championship side.

He said: “It’s a big step for me to come down to play in England for a massive club like Forest. 

“In Rangers I’ve left another huge club behind but this a big development in my career and I know that another league will present a different challenge for me.

“The manager and David Weir were a massive factor in me joining the club. Having played for them at Rangers they know my game inside out so they know the way I would like to play football and it will be really good to join up with them again.

“The fans were brilliant at Rangers and I am sure they will be here as well. At any team, if you have the backing of fans, it gives the team great confidence.

“I like to create chances. I need to add goals to my game. But I am a winger who will cut inside and try to create chances for my teammates.”

McKay will also link up with former Hibs striker Jason Cummings at Forest.

He added: “”When he comes out of his shell you will see the real Cummings, he is definitely a good player and a lively character.”