Little optimistic over Rangers deal

Wed, 30 May 18:39:43 2012

Andrew Little hopes recent developments at Rangers mean he will be offered a new contract in the coming weeks.

The Northern Ireland international's contract is set to expire with Rangers still not in a position to give him an extension.

However, the publication of a Company Voluntary Arrangement proposal means creditors could accept a deal on June 14 with the club then able to come out of administration from July 12.

Little scored five goals in 10 appearances after the club went into administration in February and hopes his first lasting run in the team will stand him in good stead.

The 23-year-old told the club`s official website: "The run of games I got in March and April was brilliant. I really enjoyed being involved, starting games and getting goals.

"If I'm at the club next season hopefully I can do that again and it has been better for the club recently. Charles Green came in and spoke to us at the end of the St Johnstone game and spoke really well to us which was refreshing.

"The manager can plan a wee bit more for next season and for me, maybe that means it's now more likely I'll get offered something in the next couple of weeks.

"I've got a big decision to make over whether I stay or go but I'll have a chance to speak to the manager and the money men. I've said before that I'd like to stay. There are an awful lot of factors I need to think about but hopefully I'll be able to make a decision soon."

Little's pressing concern is his country's weekend friendly against Holland in Amsterdam

Little said: "The game comes a week before the European Championships so it's a big game for them but for me, I'm just delighted to be back involved again with the team. It's the first time I'll have joined the squad with Michael O'Neill as the manager so it's nice that he has recognised my form with my club and brought me into the squad."


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