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30th Jan, 2018 | 2:36pm

Graeme Murty: This is why Danny Wilson quit Rangers

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed why he let defender Danny Wilson leave to join Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids and admitted the 26-year-old was putting his family first.
Wilson completed his move to the Western Conference side on Monday after signing a three-year deal to become the Rapids’ eighth signing of the winter.
The 26-year-old had only forced his way back into the side in October when Murty replaced the sacked Pedro Caixinha after the former Gers boss had put his faith in Fabio Cardoso and Bruno Alves in central defence.
Murty confirmed he had talks with Wilson over his future and revealed the former Liverpool defender told him it was a move that was for the “benefit of his family.”
“Danny Wilson was fantastic for us and scored vital goals but he decided that he had an option that suited him and his family,” Murty said, as quoted by the Gers’ official Twitter account.
“We had a long sit-down and Danny explained this was a move that would be for the benefit of his family.”


Wilson was in the final months of his contract at Ibrox after rejoining the Gers in 2015 after five years away.
After making the breakthrough in the Rangers first-team in 2009, Wilson moved to Liverpool in 2010 but struggled to make any impact at Anfield and quickly found himself out on loan.
Temporary spells with Bristol City, Blackpool and Hearts followed before Wilson made a permanent switch to Tynecastle in 2013.
The central defender made 83 appearances in his second stint at Rangers, lifting the Scottish Championship and Scottish Challenge Cup to add to the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup he won in his first spell at the club.
In other Rangers news, Oli McBurnie raved about this Light Blues player after the win against Ross County on Sunday.
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