Barrie McKay poised to leave Rangers for Nottingham Forest

Barrie McKay is wanted by Nottingham Forest. Picture: John Devlin
Barrie McKay is wanted by Nottingham Forest. Picture: John Devlin
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The transfer of Barrie McKay to Nottingham Forest is likely to be completed this week in a move that will see the Rangers winger join up once more with the former Ibrox manager Mark Warburton, who is now in charge at the City Ground.

McKay has fallen out of favour under Warburton’s successor at Rangers, Pedro Caixinha, and negotiations with Forest are likely to end with a deal which will see the English Championship club pay around £750,000 for the Scotland international.

The 22-year-old has just entered the final season of his contract with Rangers but has found himself training with the club’s under-20 side. He turned down the offer of a new deal in April.

McKay was a regular at Rangers under Warburton, helping the club win the Championship title and promotion back to the top flight in season 2015-16.

Warburton, who left Rangers in February, has also made an enquiry about McKay’s team-mate full-back James Tavernier. Forest signed striker 
Jason Cummings from Hibernian earlier this 
summer.

McKay has made over 100 league appearances for Rangers and won his first Scotland cap last summer in a friendly against France.