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Hearts star reveals why he rejected Rangers

Hearts defender Ryan McGowan has explained why he rejected the chance to join Rangers before the transfer window closed.

Rangers had a bid for the 23-year-old accepted, bu the Australian defender did not want to drop down to the Third Division.

"Hearts accepted a bid but I rejected it," said the full-back in the Daily Record.

"Ally McCoist called me to go and see him, which I did out of courtesy, but I explained I didn't think it was the right move.

"I was put in a position with Hearts accepting the bid. Rangers may have good players but you only improve by playing against the best, and that's in the SPL, not Division Three.

"It's a massive club but it wouldn't have helped my international prospects. It was a football decision."

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