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Beasley fighting for future at Rangers

DaMarcus Beasley is determined to survive the January clearout at Rangers. Rangers need to raise around £4million to help balance the books, while they want to reduce an annual wage bill in the region of £5million-£7million.

Beasley, who moved to Ibrox in the summer of 2007, has been used sparingly this season as several players have competed for a place on the left side of midfield.

Steven Naismith was the latest to feature there in Tuesday night's 2-0 Homecoming Scottish Cup win at St Johnstone and Beasley acknowledges he face an uphill battle to reclaim the spot.

"Nobody has told me I'm free to go but I know the gaffer has said in the papers he'll have to consider offers for players who aren't playing if they are made," said Beasley, whose contract expires in 2010.

"I understand I fit the bill in that respect just now and it's up to me to show I'm worth keeping here. I love being here. I love the club and I'm hopeful I can get back in and play my part in the team.

"I don't have any desire to go somewhere else because I'm happy here and I don't intend to leave unless someone tells me I have to. At the same time, I know my future is something I've got to think about because I've got a lot of things going on with the United States national team.

"We've got World Cup qualifiers coming up and the Confederations Cup in South Africa this summer. I want to be involved in all of that. I know for that to happen I need to be playing football so hopefully over the next couple of weeks things can improve for me.

"It would be really hard to move on. There's a lot of history here and we saw last season that great things can be done at Rangers. Leaving that behind would be difficult but I know I've got to look out for myself first and foremost. If I'm not playing here, I should move on."

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