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8th Jan, 2018 | 12:29pm

Graeme Murty details Rangers stance on offloading players in Jan

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has insisted Carlos Pena wasn’t “pushed” out the exit door at Ibrox ahead of the 27-year-old completing his loan move to Cruz Azul.
The Daily Record has reported that Pena is set to reunite with former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha on loan until the end of the season after struggling to hold down a first-team place in Glasgow.
The 27-year-old joined Rangers in June from Chivas Guadalajara in a £2.2million move and has scored five times in fourteen appearances for the Gers.
Murty revealed that the Gers want players who want to be at the club but are not actively looking to offload players.
“We didn’t push Carlos out the door and we’re certainly 
not actively looking to sell anyone else,” Murty said, as quoted by The Scotsman.
“There was a request from Pedro to bring Carlos back to Mexico so that was up to those two.
“What we’re trying to ensure is that when we have the people inside the 
building they are people who want to be here, who can be here and who give everything that they have.
“If we have that consistently from everyone inside the group then who knows what we are capable of.”
Pena will make his return to Mexico permanent if he impresses on loan with Cruz Azul as he looks to get his World Cup dream back on track.
The Mexican made one appearance in the 2014 finals in Brazil and will be desperate to prove to El Tri boss Juan Carlos Osorio that he deserves a place in his 23-man squad for this summer’s tournament in Russia.
Pena was filmed arriving in Mexico by Cruz Azul and the midfielder is expected to undergo a medical before being confirmed as Pedro Caixinha’s newest signing after taking the reins.

In other Rangers news, the Gers have tabled a six-figure bid for this international attacker.

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