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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 17:19 GMT
Cousin happy to stay at Rangers
Rangers striker Daniel Cousin
Daniel Cousin has scored seven times for Rangers
Rangers striker Daniel Cousin insists he is happy to stay at Ibrox despite interest from the Premiership.

Speculation linked the Gabon striker with a January move, with Bolton and Middlesbrough said to be interested.

And, although Cousin stated a desire to play in England, he said he was happy with how he has settled in at Rangers.

"I am pleased with things as they stand at the moment and I have no problems with staying at Rangers just now, none at all," he said.

Cousin also emphasised his desire to end a career trophy drought while at Rangers.

"With Lens, we got to the UEFA Cup through one of the Intertoto Cup finals but that was when there wasn't a trophy for winning that," said the 30-year-old in an interview with Rangers News.

"I've never won any medals in football before and I am keen to change that. That is why I came to Rangers and I am hungry to win silverware here.

Cousin did say however, that he would be prepared to listen to any offer that did come in for him.

"I am very happy here but if a better offer came in from somewhere, I would have to consider it. Any footballer would do that," he said.

"Should such a situation arise, I would need to talk to the manager and the chairman about it."

The striker also predicted a close SPL title race, as his club face a backlog of matches.

"It was a very difficult match against Celtic in October, even though we won 3-0, and things remain very tight between us and them at the top of the league.

"I could see it coming down to the last day of the season before we know who will win the league but I am hopeful it will be us.

"It is going to be tough over the last few months of the season but for me, it would be really pleasing if Rangers were to become champions in May."

Meanwhile, Rangers' American winger DaMarcus Beasley will visit a consultant to evaluate his recovery from injury tomorrow.

The 25-year-old underwent surgery in California after suffering ligament damage during his side's Champions League match away to Stuttgart.

Beasley is expected to be out for the remainder of the season, but Rangers are considering allowing the player to make his comeback in his country's World Cup preliminary qualifiers in June.

The USA will meet either Dominica or Barbados in a two-legged qualifier leading on to the group stage of qualifying.

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