Prso draws time on Rangers
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dado Prso has decided that this season will be his last at Rangers.
Dado Prso has decided that this season will be his last at Rangers after coming to the conclusion his body can no longer cope with the demands of Scottish football.
While Prso has proven a popular player at Ibrox, his time in Glasgow has been tempered somewhat by a persistent knee injury, which has often impinged on his ability to play as often as he would have liked.
The Croatian striker had intimated that next season would be his last in the SPL, but has now decided the robust nature of British football means he would not be able to do either himself or the club justice, were he to prolong his stay in Scotland.
Prso's agent Ranko Stojic has confirmed his client will now consider all of his options, before deciding on whether to continue his career - with the United States or the Far East possible destinations.
"It's better for everybody that he leaves on good terms and finds another club in another country," said Stojic.
"He will play on for sure. We could make a decision on where he plays in the next 10 days or two weeks.
"The United States or the Far East are options he will consider. We visited a specialist and he was positive and said Dado could play for one more year, but it's important to him that he can play every week.
"He must be careful. We decided together that in Scotland, especially in Rangers, he wouldn't be able to train as much as he wants. It's impossible.
"He wants somewhere where the game is not as intense maybe. He said one year ago that if he's not 100 per cent he would leave Rangers."
Prso concedes it is a real disappointment that he has had to bring his Rangers career to a close, admitting he has no alternative but to inform his manager Walter Smith of an end of season departure.
"It's so frustrating for me. I knew I would have to stop playing one day, but that doesn't make it any easier once that time comes," he told the club's official website.
"I have spoken to the coach about my decision and it was a sad feeling. This season has been very difficult for me. I have had a lot of injuries and it's been tough.
"For next year the specialist told me I will need even more rest and that makes it difficult for me to continue at this level.
"That is why I think it is better for everybody that I see out my contract in the summer."