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No Pressure To Sell

With mounting speculation that Lee Wallace may be moving on to pastures knew when the transfer window re-opens Ally McCoist insists he'd be the first to know if that was going to happen.

Speaking to the Official Site the gaffer was adamant that he'd had no talks with any member of the board about selling players, and despite the rumours he confirmed that he had not once been told that he needed to sell a player or two to help with the books, so as far as he's concerned, he's building a squad for the future and he's optimistic our best talents will remain at the club as we continue putting Rangers back where they belong.

Wallace is arguably the outstanding player this season, with the 26 year old's stock boosted by his recall to the Scottish national side, so he is going to be subject to speculation and rumour, but McCoist believes that no only do the club have no intention of selling him - he has no intention to leave either.

'I've had discussions with board members and the Chief Executive and there has certainly been no indication at all that we have to sell. If that's the case, I'll be informed but until that moment comes we obviously want to keep hold of our better and best players. You'd have to say Lee comes into that category.'

The gaffer goes on to say that the fans deserved to see the club putting out the best team it can afford to get us back into the top flight, and that is simply his focus as manager, so he's not anticipating any hiccups in that department.

'Lee's well respected here as a player and a man and the way he conducted himself last year would indicate he's happy here and he'd want to stay. He'll be here with us for a good number of years yet.'

Since McCoist gave that interview a few days ago, the fullback has responded himself to the speculation concerning him and confirmed that he does want to stay, and he has no intention of leaving.

'When I came to the club, I was looking to win things and play in Europe and I got a small taste of that. The hunger to do that hasn't changed, I'm here and I envisage myself being here for many years to come seeing the club back to where it should be. I want to play a huge part in the club's recovery and that has never changed, if anything, the hunger to do that has increased.'

Wallace obviously chose not to leave previously when he could well have done, and with the likes of McCulloch standing by the club in that manner, they will forever be in the hearts of the fans, and for Wallace the fans clearly are a huge part in his desire to stay and see us back where we should be.

'Playing in front of the record crowds we're getting, who wouldn't want to be a part of that? I want to be part of making history for a huge club. It's an easy one for me. Here's hoping that if I'm still doing well and still in the plans of the manager, I see myself being here for a long time.'

Well that should be that one sorted.

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Date:Friday December 13 2013

Time: 10:12PM


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