Manager Jimmy Calderwood has told The Herald that Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell wants to stay at Ibrox, despite questions over his future.
Bell, 29, joined Rangers back in the summer of 2013 having impressed with Kilmarnock, and was a virtual mainstay of the Rangers side as they won promotion from the third tier of Scottish football.
Last season though, Bell suffered injury problems as well as issues with mistakes, with a particularly poor error against Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership play-offs, which played its part in Rangers missing out on promotion to the top flight.
After that mistake, new manager Mark Warburton snapped up Wes Foderingham on a free transfer for Swindon Town, and he has immediately become Rangers' first-choice goalkeeper.
Foderingham has impressed, and Rangers have now signed Polish goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski, bringing Bell's future at Ibrox into question.
The Scottish Sun recently reported that Aberdeen wanted to sign Bell, but manager Warburton blocked the move as he wants to keep Bell at Rangers, despite Gostomski's arrival.
Bell then played against St. Johnstone in a Development Squad match on Tuesday, and his former Kilmarnock boss Jimmy Calderwood has been talking about the goalkeeper's future.
Speaking to The Herald, Calderwood stated that he thinks Bell deserves to be given a chance to shine again at Rangers, and spoke to him about his future at Ibrox - and claims Bell wants to stay and fight for his place, but knows he must play regularly sooner rather than later.
"I only talked to Cammy very briefly after the match on Tuesday, but he had a big smile on his face," said Calderwood. "I am delighted that he is back playing after such a long time out of action. I know he loves it at Rangers and he wants to stay, but, like everyone else, he wants to play. He has to look after himself.”
"Okay, we all know what happened with Cammy in the last game of the season, but everyone makes stupid mistakes at times and he is definitely strong enough to bounce back from that. He has had injuries and we know what happened at Motherwell at the end of the season, but Cammy is a really strong character and a really, really good lad. I know he wants to stay at Rangers. If that is not to be the case, though, I am sure he will get a very good move," he added.
Should Bell stay at Rangers or leave for first-team football?