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Mark Warburton discusses Matiej Gostomski exit and potential new contracts

The Rangers boss reveals why the Polish goalkeeper left Ibrox abruptly and suggests the club will not discuss new deals for players until run-in is over.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has revealed to reporters the reason behind goalkeeper Matiej Gostomski's sudden departure from the club, and added that contract talks with his current players are on hold until after a crucial run of games, as shown on the club's website.

Polish stopper Gostomski had only joined the Glasgow side in January on a six-month deal from Lech Poznan, a move which saw him leave his native country for the first time in his career.

However, the 27-year-old left Ibrox earlier this week after failing to make a single senior appearance for the side in two-and-a-half months in Scotland.

Warburton revealed that the reason behind his departure was that the goalkeeper had a family issue back in Poland to attend to, and the club agreed to terminate his contract and allow him to move home permanently.

The Gers boss told reporters: "Maciej had a personal issue at home and had to go and sort it out. It was important for him to do it, family always comes first so he's gone back to sort that out. He was only on a short-term contract but we wish him well."

Meanwhile, when asked whether the club had opened talks with existing members of the squad over new contracts, Warburton explained that he was putting off any discussions so as to avoid distractions to his players during a crucial period.

He continued: "We chat to a number of players about different things but we're at that stage of the season where the games come thick and fast and sometimes conversation is more unsettling than settling, so we'll have those conversations in the days and weeks ahead.

"It's about getting the timing right and making sure the players focus right now on what they have to focus on. We'll get the timing right hopefully and speak to the players."

Rangers face Celtic in a hugely-anticipated Scottish Cup semi-final next month, but could have secured a domestic double before that occasion even comes around.

The Gers are 14 points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship with a game in hand, and face Peterhead in the Challenge Cup final a week before the Old Firm clash.

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