Carlos: I may not walk away from Rangers

RANGERS defender Carlos Bocanegra has not ruled out remaining with the Ibrox club in Division Three this season.

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Carlos Bocanegra
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The American international captained Ally McCoist's side to a 2-1 extra-time victory over Brechin in the Ramsdens Cup yesterday, but it's widely expected he will not remain at Gers.

The veteran stopper, though, maintains there are no offers on the table.

His fellow countrymen, Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya are expected to sign for Valencia and Helsingborg respectively, but Bocanegra is staying put – for the moment.

"We'll see," he said. "You never know what happens in the transfer window and things can move quickly, but at the moment I'm a Rangers player.

"I enjoy it here. I've loved my time at the club and I like the atmosphere. If some fantastic option comes up that I can't turn down then, who knows? But, at the moment, there is nothing serious."

Bocanegra has also revealed that there is a focus on football. There will still be controversy ahead with an investigation into dual contracts awaiting, but in the dressing room there is a feeling that it is time to move on, according to the American.

"At the moment there is a feeling of relief that a lot of it is behind us," he said. We know what lies in front of us, we know where we are going to be playing and the manager knows what he has got to work with.

"Now we just want to get on with it and move on."

Meanwhile, goal hero Lee McCulloch today urged Rangers players who have remained at the club so far not to head for the exit door.

The versatile utility man, who grabbed the winner in yesterday's win over Brechin, was one of the first to state his desire to stay at Ibrox despite playing in the Irn-Bru Third Division this season.

McCulloch said: "We need to try to keep everybody that's in the dressing room and hopefully the manager is allowed to bring in two or three more to help everybody.

"We couldn't even fill the bench today. I definitely think we need bodies in, but hopefully everybody will stay as well.

"Not everybody gets the chance to play at as big a club as Rangers are.

"They have been kind enough to me over the years and I've had the success so that's why I chose to stay.

"The amount of people who have come out and said they want to come to Rangers in the Third Division just shows the size of the club and how well it's followed."

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