I Joined City For Footballing Reasons- Urquhart

15 October 2013 10:18
Urquhart On Why He Joined City

Stuart Urquhart has said that he left Rangers to join Coventry City for footballing reasons.

The young centre half, seen as one for the future by Steven Pressley, told the Glasgow Times: "Obviously it was hard to leave because I am a Rangers fan and all my family are Rangers fans, but at the end of the day I moved for football reasons.

 "Rangers offered me a contract, but I wasn't happy, I didn't enjoy my last three or four months there. I didn't feel I was getting anywhere.

 "People were saying that if there was ever a time to be a young player at Rangers then last season was it, but I didn't get my chance last season.

 "If I was ever going to get my chance, it would have been after I had played in the First Division. I obviously wasn't in the manager's plans.

 "The youth team coaches told me that the first team weren't asking for me so I thought 'what is the point hanging about in a youth team when I could be down in England?'. 

 "I never actually spoke to Ally McCoist, it was the youth team guys that spoke to me. They said they saw me as a long-term prospect for the club, but they were only offering me a year contract. I had to find a new challenge.

 "What is going on at the club didn't come into my mind when I signed.

 "It was purely a football move. The off-field stuff isn't affecting the boys. We are playing really well and they are not taking any notice as to what is happening off the pitch.

 "We are just happy to get on with it and do our jobs."

More on this: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/rangers/it-broke-my-heart-to-swap-light-blues-for-sky-blues-but-i-had-to-put-139378n.22423440

Source: Coventry MAD


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