Michael McGovern responds when asked whether he could join Rangers this summer

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Hamilton Academical goalkeeper Michael McGovern says he's read about Rangers' interest in him.

Hamilton Academical goalkeeper Michael McGovern has told the Daily Mail that he is concentrating on his football, not speculation linking him with Rangers.

McGovern, 31, started his professional career with Rangers' Old Firm rivals Celtic, joining the Bhoys as a teenager having initially been on the books with Enniskillen Town United.

The Northern Ireland international couldn't make the grade at Celtic, and left the club in 2008, joining Dundee United before spells with Ross County, Falkirk and now Hamilton Academical.

McGovern has impressed with Hamilton, and he appears to be heading into this summer's European Championships in France as Northern Ireland's first-choice stopper - and that could put him in the shop window for a host of clubs.

In fact, The Scottish Sun reported just last month that Rangers are hoping to land McGovern at the end of the season, as his contract expires this summer, making him a free agent.

Current Gers stopper Wes Foderingham has impressed this season, but manager Mark Warburton may want to add some veteran experience behind him - and McGovern on a free transfer certainly fits the bill.

Now, McGovern has been asked about whether a summer move to Ibrox could be on the cards, but told the Daily Mail that he has only read the rumours and hasn't been contacted yet, and will pay attention to on-field matters as he edges closer to becoming a free agent.

"I just read what's in the papers and I've told my agent we'll just sit down and discuss it at the end of the season," said McGovern. "My phone's been quiet. I've not wanted him to bother me. I just want to concentrate on my football because it's important for me between now and the end of the season to play well to get my place in the Euros. It (the interest) must mean you're doing something well but I don't pay too much attention to it," he added.

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