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Teenage defender departs and Rangers could possibly play a cup final at Parkhead.

Rangers striker John Daly feels the team can perform better once all of their players are match fit.

Daly told Rangers TV that once every player is back to full fitness and overcome any niggling injuries, the side can perform even better than they have done on this current seven match winning streak.

He said: “It has been tough and now we’re at the point where everyone is trying to get their match fitness back up again.

“The only way to get that is through playing games. We’ve probably looked sloppy at times but that’s down to match fitness.”

Teenage defender Stuart Urquhart has left the club for Coventry City after the clubs agreed a compensation package for the 18-year-old. In other player news, Greek defender Anestis Argyriou has left the club after a mutual agreement to terminate his contract.

Captain Lee McCulloch has revealed that watching the likes of Andy Gray and Mark Hateley inspired him to become a good header of the ball, reports the Evening Times.

McCulloch said: “Andy Gray was a hero of mine when I was a boy and I watched him play for the club in the season he was here.

“Obviously the gaffer [Ally McCoist] was a big hero of mine when I was a kid growing up. But Andy Gray and Mark Hateley were definitely two guys I looked up to.

“Both Andy and Mark were fantastic players in the air and I think that perhaps helped me to work hard on that aspect of my game as a kid.”

Rangers may be playing in a cup final at the home of their fiercest rivals Celtic due to Hampden Park being unavailable because of preparations ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The Gers are currently in the semi-final of the Ramsdens Cup with the draw taking place today, and if they were to get to the final it is a distinct possibility it could be played at Parkhead.

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