Naismith hopeful on Gers future
Steven Naismith is optimistic he can continue his career at Rangers despite growing concerns over the administration-hit club's future.
Last Updated: 09/05/12 5:39pm
Rangers forward Steven Naismith is optimistic he can continue his career at Ibrox despite growing concerns over the administration-hit club's future.
Further doubt was cast over the survival of the Glasgow giants when preferred bidder Bill Miller informed administrators he was withdrawing his offer.
Duff and Phelps are now urgently evaluating three other bids in the hope of completing a sale before the end of the season.
The events of the last 24 hours have meant further uncertainty for the players, who agreed in March to accept wage cuts of up to 75% until the end of the season.
But Naismith - whose campaign was ended by a cruciate ligament injury in October - remains hopeful of fulfilling his Ibrox contract beyond this term.
Asked if he believed he had played his last game for Rangers, the forward said: "I've not thought about it too much to be honest and, personally, I don't think I have.
"I would like to think there is a team there for the 50,000 who turn up every two weeks and the 100,000 who travelled with the team to a UEFA Cup final.
"All these people need a team to support and, hopefully, at the end of this, there is a team there for them.
"It's not just a job, to come in and train every day and then play your games. It means more to everybody and it has shown in the results.
"I'm contracted to Rangers for the next three years and if the circumstances don't change then that's where I'll be. Definitely."
Naismith was the subject of a failed bid from West Brom - reported to be in the region of £2million - which was rejected by administrators last month.
He said: "There was a lot of speculation about it and the manager spoke to me and said there had been a bid made and it had been rejected.
"For me, there was nothing else to deal with, nothing else to do.
"The club had rejected an offer for me and that's fair enough.
"The administrators are there to run the club in the best way possible.
"Although it was flattering that someone would make a bid when I was injured, it was nothing I ever really had to consider as the bid was rejected."