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Rangers Lafferty admits chequered past did him no favours

Kyle Lafferty admits he did himself no favours in the past but has vowed to change for the better after claiming his first hat-trick for Rangers. The Northern Ireland international has often courted controversy since his move from Burnley, hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and he says he has been hurt by what has been written about him.

But, with the guidance of Walter Smith and his coaching staff, Lafferty believes he is now on the right track and is determined to put negative reporting about his antics firmly behind him.

He said: "I probably deserve it for the stupid things I do but I'm working on it with the coaching staff and I'm trying to put it right.

"I just want to let my football do the talking and hopefully everyone will see a different side to me. I've been working hard on and off the pitch to get my attitude right and hopefully I'm doing the right things.

"Hopefully I'm doing enough to make the back pages instead of the front now. The things that have been said in the papers about me have hurt me a lot but I've got good people with me at the club and if I listen to them I'll be in safe hands."

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