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The return of Leon Balogun at Rangers is heavily popular

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The Leon Balogun story recently was heartwarming, as the former Rangers defender attended Ibrox as a fan for the Union return.

Regulars know we were huge fans of the Nigerian, best defender at the club alongside Helander, but sadly like Helander desperately unable to retain fitness.

It’s why he was let go.

Balogun was just available too little, despite his ability, and let’s face it, he had a lot of ability.

No defender we had was quicker in the sprint (yes, including Bassey) burst than Balogun, and the way he kept zippy Kyoto silent as a RB in the Old Firm lives long in the memory.

He just couldn’t stitch together a run of games, such was his frailness for remaining healthy.

And with his deal expired, he had no chance of getting a new one.

And it was a damn shame, because Ibrox Noise and most of the fans took hugely to him.

His attendance at Ibrox the other night showed he really is one of us – didn’t just walk away from the club on being freed, he came back and was not shy about telling us.

We really hope the lad finds a club soon, and that he can keep the fitness up to play more for them than he did for us.

There is just one mystery about Balogun – why did we let him go but signed equally injury-prone John Souttar?

Curious.

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