LEON BALOGUN was sad to see former club Wigan consigned to League One after their battle to beat the drop proved in vain last term.

The Latics were hit with a 12-point penalty for entering administration and subsequently saw their appeal against the punishment thrown out by the EFL.

Wigan lost just one of their final 15 Championship games but it wasn’t enough for Paul Cook’s side to avoid relegation as they finished narrowly behind Barnsley.

Balogun moved to Rangers from Wigan late last month and is disappointed to see his former club find themselves in the third tier of the English game.

"I thought about the pressure I'll face here compared to at Wigan not too long ago," he said.

"It's similar I'd say, but with the size of this club and the expectation I think you will get to feel a bit more frustration than maybe you would getting relegated at a different club.

"Do I feel an injustice about what happened to Wigan? Definitely. I'm sad actually as I really enjoyed my stay at the club. The people there are nice and no one deserves what has happened. It's such a shame.

"We had a positive goal difference, we actually achieved 59 points but then to be relegated is just tough. I just hope that the club can recover soon."