Football - No regrets for McCulloch

Rangers captain Lee McCulloch insists he has no regrets about his decision to remain at Ibrox and drop down to the Irn-Bru Third Division.

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Football - No regrets for McCulloch

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Lee McCulloch was one of the first players to pledge his future to Rangers last summer

The utility man was one of the first players to pledge his future to the Light Blues last summer when they were demoted to Scottish football's bottom tier after liquidation was confirmed.

While several other senior members of the squad opted to seal moves elsewhere, McCulloch was keen to stay at the club and play a big part in the recovery process, and - as he prepares to lift the Division Three trophy in front of a sell-out crowd on Saturday - McCulloch is convinced he made the right choice.

He said: "I wouldn't say I've had any regrets at all. You see the support from the fans, you see the manager take the reins and, as an experienced player, you want to try to help him and the club and the fans.

"I don't think there have been any regrets. I'm actually delighted that I stayed."

McCulloch - who turns 35 this month - penned a new deal in October that keeps him at Ibrox until 2015 and fully intends to see out the rest of his career with Rangers.

He added: "I've got two years left, which is a very long time in football. It's the old cliche, I can only take each game as it comes, but I definitely want to be here for the rest of my career."

With league reconstruction plans now unlikely to be in place for the coming season, Rangers are set to progress to the Second Division next term, and McCulloch has backed the fans to continue their impressive support of the club which saw Rangers boast some of the highest attendances in the UK this season.

He said: "It's very important they back us again. We had 38,000 (season tickets) this season so to get close to that, or if we can even beat that, would be unbelievable.

"We need them more than ever, the same as we did this year. We need them again and there is no doubt they will turn out in their numbers and be selling the place out. Saturday's game will be a chance to say thanks to them."

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