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Ibrox chief admits someone has to be sold in January

Walter Smith insists a player other than Kris Boyd could leave Rangers before the close of the transfer window.

Rangers accepted a bid from Birmingham City earlier this month only for the striker to turn down a move to the Championship club.

Boyd reminded the Gers of his worth with a brace in Saturday's 3-1 win over Falkirk, with Smith happy to have the forward in his squad.

The Gers boss knows he must sell someone in January, but has reiterated that it is not a foregone conclusion that it will be Boyd who leaves Ibrox.

Situation clear

"No-one at the club, from the chairman down, has ever said that they want him to go," said Smith.

"The situation is clear. We need to sell a player and we can't dictate who comes in for a player.

"Birmingham came in for Kris Boyd and he didn't want to go. No-one else has come in for him.

"We have no choice who comes in for our players so there is no use trying to look into the future and say this or that is going to happen.

"People keep talking about losing Kris Boyd, but what if it's another player?

"We've got plenty of other players who, nearer the transfer deadline, someone else could come in for. It's not just Kris Boyd."

And he believes Boyd has shown the constant speculation over his future has not affected his form on the field.

Smith added: "When you are a player and you get an opportunity to move on and you turn the move down, you are happy to stay.

"So he is happy to stay and he is happy to play. Last season he wasn't playing in all the games and this season he is playing in all the games.

"So he is probably happier this season than he was last season."

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11781_4807958,00.html

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Why do we need to sell a key player during the transfer window and why will the powers at be not take responsibility for this unacceptable issue which has divided the support and reduced confidence ahead of few months where we need to ensure Celtic do not win the SPL title for the 4th time in a row?

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I too have no idea why Murray has decided to 'make a point' by selling one of our best players in January instead of waiting for the summer. Destabilising everything his manager and squad have been trying to do at a vital point in a critical season.

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