Novo: I had to leave Rangers

Striker Nacho Novo has revealed a lack of starting opportunities persuaded him to quit Rangers this summer.

The 31-year-old Spaniard has agreed to join Sporting Gijon following the end of his Ibrox contract and revealed he was never really interested in extending his six-year stay in Glasgow.

"I felt angry when I was always a substitute and I felt sick about being left out of big games," he told the Scottish Sun.

"I just couldn't face another season as a sub at my age and I hated being called a super sub.

"I feel I'm better than that after six incredible years at Rangers.

"I'm heartbroken at leaving and I've been feeling very emotional over the last few weeks."

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