Michael Beale has revealed it was James Sands’ decision to cut his Rangers loan short.The American has returned to New York City three months early after 41 appearances.
He joined Gers in January last year but had started just three games since Beale’s arrival. The Ibrox boss said: “James came to me about four weeks ago and asked if there was a possibility he could go back.
He saw that he was going to find playing time difficult. He’s a midfielder who’s had to play predominantly at centre-back. I didn’t see me playing a loan player over one or two who are Rangers players and will be Rangers players going forward.“We had an honest conversation and I asked him to stay until the cup final because Connor Goldson and Ben Davies were our only centre-backs and if we had any issues James would need to play.
We agreed to that and that’s why he wasn’t in the squad at the weekend.”Beale insists he has yet to make any offers to out-of-contract stars.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk