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Michael Uchebo ends Rangers trial after one day

The Nigerian striker was unhappy with his first impressions of the SPL side.

VVV Venlo striker Michael Uchebo.
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Michael Uchebo has ended a trial spell with Rangers after just one day, according to the player’s agent.

The Nigerian striker, currently contracted to VVV-Venlo, arrived in Glasgow on Wednesday and trained at Murray Park on Thursday.

The Dutch club had told STV they had struck a deal with Rangers for the permanent transfer of the 6ft 6in player.

Uchebo though has cut short his time with the SPL side and his agent says his exit is down to a poor first impression of the club.

“Michael was invited to come over by Ally McCoist,” Uchebo’s agent, Tony Harris, told STV. “When he got there, McCoist wasn’t there.

“Michael did not enjoy his Rangers experience. He didn’t feel at home and wasn’t comfortable.

“The player informed Rangers he didn’t want to return to training. Michael will now look at other options.”

STV understands two clubs in Russia have noted their interest to VVV for Uchebo. The player’s contract runs out at the end of the season, but his club have the option to extend his deal by a further two years.

The 21-year-old has scored one goal in 10 club appearances this term, having netted eight times in total in 48 games over four seasons.

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