Romanian international defender Dorin Goian has made a quick u-turn over his previous claims to see out his contract at Ibrox, by stating that he will not play in Scottish football’s bottom tier.
Goian said: “I am not playing in the fourth division of Scottish football — there’s no question of that. I have just heard about the relegation and I am soon on my way back to Scotland. I have a meeting with the president of the club and I will know more then.
“My agent has already spoken to other teams, but nothing has been agreed yet. I’d have stayed if it was the Second Division — but not this.”
The defender joined Rangers in July 2011 from Italian side Palermo, making his debut against St.Johnstone in the SPL on July 30th.
His fellow Ibrox team mate and the second half of Rangers’ central defensive partnership last season, Carlos Bocanegra, has already been linked with moves to a number of MLS clubs and with both players expected to depart before Rangers kick off their Third Division campaign on August 11th, Rangers could see their defence ripped apart as they look to recover from their worst result in the history of their club.