Abdallah Sima opens up on Rangers transfer return chances after loan made him feel at home

Abdallah Sima remains open to a Rangers return as his loan comes to an end.

The Brighton forward may have played his last game for Gers in Saturday's Scottish Cup final but there is also the chance he will be back for next season with Philippe Clement previously admitting he'd love to keep him. The 22-year-old cost the Seagulls £12million three years ago and it's unlikely the Ibrox side would be able to get anywhere near that.

But another loan could be doable after Sima impressed with 16 goals in a blue shirt. He was out for a large chunk of the second half of the season with injury and the Light Blues definitely suffered for his absence. The Senegal international insists he has felt at home during his season-long stay and would be more than happy to be back, but it's largely out of his hands.

He said: "It's not up to me. I always say I feel at home here and I'm happy to be here. I've always loved to give everything for this shirt.

"As I say, this place feels like home and I feel everyone wants to stay in a place that feels like home, so we will see in the next few weeks."

Sima was robbed of a cup final goal when a VAR check ruled Nico Raskin had pushed Joe Hart before he was able to bund it over the line. He admits there was a huge feeling of missed opportunity.

"We feel disappointed about the final result," he added. "We wanted to win this game so badly.

"We knew it was an important match for us a team, for our fans, for the club". So we're just so disappointed we couldn't get the result we wanted.

"It's tough when you score and you think you have given hope to the team - then have it taken away. I just feel so much frustration that it was disallowed.

"But this happens in football and you just have to deal with it. I was here to be that player (who provides the big moments). We've had some big chances in some big games like we did on Saturday and I always want to give everything for the team. But unfortunately, on Saturday it just wasn't enough."