Rangers FC icon admits to Blackburn Rovers FC mistake

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Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has revealed of his regret of having joined Blackburn Rovers while speaking to Evening Times.

Ferguson joined Blackburn Rovers from Rangers in 2003 following a treble winning season with the Gers, where he won the PFA players’ Player of the Year, and he has now revealed that he immediately felt regret at having left the Ibrox Stadium.

Blackburn, who were at the time performing admirably under Graeme Souness, had signed the ex-Scotland star with the view of moving higher in the footballing ladder but they failed to get the most out of the talented midfielder.

The transfer did not work out for both Blackburn and Ferguson, and the ex-Rangers star has now revealed that the lack of pressure was the main reason for his failures at Ewood Park.

In an interview, Ferguson spoke of his decision, “Did I want to leave? In hindsight I probably shouldn’t have left, I should have stayed another season.

“They needed money. At the end of the day the decision is left with me but I spoke to Graeme Souness, who was one of my heroes. I spoke to him a couple of times on the phone. I went back to Rangers and they told me they’d met the valuation.

“I went down to speak to them and I knew as soon as I signed, I knew a week later I’d made a mistake. It didn’t feel right.”

Following his unsuccessful stint at Blackburn, Ferguson returned to Rangers and made 137 league appearances before joining another English side in Birmingham City in 2009.

The 39-year-old spent the remainder of his career in England, plying his trade for Birmingham and Blackpool before finally hanging up his boots in 2012.

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