McCulloch: I wanted to help Rangers by playing for free

Lee McCulloch has revealed that he had a letter drafted up courtesy of the Professional Footballers’ Association so he could play for Rangers for free.

The 33-year old midfielder was the first ‘Gers player to put his hand up to play for nothing when the club fell into administration but in the end he took a 75% pay cut along with his teammates to assist the club in becoming stabilised and saving staff jobs.

McCulloch admits he was happy to take a financial hit for three months in a show of strength for a club that has showed so much faith in him during his five years in Glasgow.

"I spoke to the PFA and the lawyers and got something in writing to state I was willing to play for nothing until the end of the season. It was given to the administrators and I would have taken a 100 per cent cut,” he told the club’s official website.

"I wanted to help save jobs. I also wanted to keep playing for Rangers. It's a huge club. They have been kind to me over the years so the offer I made was a genuine one and in a weird way it was the chance to give something back."

 
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