McKay was earmarked as a potential star after progressing through the youth ranks at Rangers but a fallout with the club’s former manager Pedro Caixinha led to his departure, with Nottingham Forest agreeing a bargain fee of around £500,000 in July 2017.
Now with Welsh side Swansea, McKay has more than proved himself capable of playing in the English Championship, but he’s the first to admit he’d love another crack at winning the Scottish Premiership with his boyhood club.
Speaking via the Sun, the 24-year-old said: “Leaving wasn’t up to me. It was down to the manager and the owners.
“The manager made it clear he didn’t want me. I was a regular under Mark Warburton and then Caixinha only played me when he needed me.
“I wouldn’t start until a few results went against him and then he would say, ‘I need you to do it for me in this game’.
“I would play and then I’d be straight back out again. That’s just the way he was.
“He never lasted long after I left and fans still come up to me and say I left too soon.
“But they need to realise I didn’t force a move out of Ibrox. I didn’t want to go. A similar thing happened with David Bates.
“I think that is down to bad management, as Rangers didn’t tie him up on a contract earlier.
“Before they knew it he was gone — one guy at the club didn’t rate him and somebody with a big future was allowed to leave.
“The move to Hamburg has worked out well for Batesy and he is thriving out there.
“He has got himself in the Scotland squad since moving to Germany but he could still be in Scotland.
“Yet, despite what happened with me, I have always said I would like to go back. If the opportunity ever came further down the line I would jump at it.
“You could say there is unfinished business.
“It is a huge club and it was an honour and a privilege to play for them. But for the moment I’m probably the most content and settled I’ve ever been at Swansea.”
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