Darcheville eyeing extension
Jean-Claude Darcheville is eager for a chance to impress so that he can earn a new deal at Rangers.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 26/10/08 1:16pm
Rangers striker Jean-Claude Darcheville is eager for a chance to impress so that he can earn a new deal at Ibrox.
The Frenchman's two-year contract expires next summer and he has had little opportunity to showcase his talents this season, making just two league starts.
The 33-year-old scored 15 goals in his debut season with the Gers and is hoping to convince manager Walter Smith to extend his Ibrox stay.
"The club haven't said anything to me yet about the possibility of extending my contract," said Darcheville.
"If I score a lot of goals maybe the manager will give me one more year.
"I played in France for 13 years and don't want to go back there. I love the fact in Scotland the stadiums are full wherever we play."
Darcheville's scoring record in his first season at Ibrox is all the more impressive given he rarely played the full 90 minutes and was hampered by injury, in particular an Achilles problem.
The former Bordeaux man believes he has been in the form of his life in Scotland but feels he has even more to offer.
"I'm disappointed with myself because I know in the time I've been at Rangers I've never given more than 60% of my capacity because I've had problems," he added.
"(As well as injuries last year) there were a lot of times I had to play on my own up front and I need a partner.
"This year, though, I've been working well because I have had a good training programme that I've never had before.
"This has been my best form in Scotland because I've been working hard."