Rangers midfielder shares his current contract situation at Ibrox

Rangers midfielder Dean Shiels says that discussions over a new deal have begun.

Rangers attacking midfielder Dean Shiels has told The Scottish Sun that discussions over a new contract have begun.

Shiels has been on the books of Rangers since 2012 and has a contract until June 2016.

The 31-year-old Northern Ireland international has revealed that talks over a new deal have started.

However, Shiels has made it clear that his main priority at the moment is to help Rangers win the Scottish Championship title and gain automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season.

“There have been discussions but there’s no rush,” the former Hibernian attacking midfielder told The Scottish Sun. “There are a lot of games and other things happening so that can wait.

“Obviously, I want to get the league won this year and right now that’s all I’m focused on personally. I’m very relaxed about things at the minute so I’ll just take it as it comes.”

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 59 points from 23 matches. Mark Warburton’s side are eight points clear of second-placed Hibernian, who have a game in hand.

The Gers will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Alloa Athletic away from home at the The Indodrill Stadium in the Scottish Championship.

Rangers will head into the game on the back of a goalless draw with Kilmarnock at Ibrox in Glasgow in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.

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