Competition For Vaughan's Signature
Will Rangers be able to lure David Vaughan north? Joe Ledley reckons Rangers will face competition from a number of English Premier League clubs for the signature of his Wales team-mate, Blackpool's David Vaughan. Vaughan was in Wednesday's losing Welsh side who lost 3-1 to Scotland in the Carling Nations Cup in Dublin and he has admitted his interest in a move to Ibrox following an approach from Rangers. Asked what advice he would give to Vaughan if asked, Celtic midfielder Ledley, who missed the Scotland game through injury, said: "I would say 'you are going to enjoy it up here'. Two big clubs and you won't get bigger clubs to play for at the end of the day. But it's his decision, it is nothing to do with what I say. He will have lots of clubs after him because he's a great player. I've played with him lots of times with Wales and I played against him in the play-off final (for Cardiff). It's not just Rangers who will be after him, there will be a lot of Premiership teams after him as well. He did well in the first season in the Premier League and they (Rangers) are probably just one of many clubs after him." Ledley is looking forward to linking up with his former Cardiff team mate Adam Matthews. The young defender, who made his Wales debut as a substitute on Wednesday night, will arrive at Celtic in the summer. Ledley said: "He didn't have much time and he didn't play that much football last season so obviously he is going to be rusty. He did well coming on under pressure and there is pressure playing for Cardiff and he dealt with that pretty well. He is a great player and there were loads of teams after him. He has a lot to learn and coming up here, hopefully, he will get a place in the team and do well. It's a fresh start for him and he will look forward to playing in front of the Celtic fans." Ledley was disappointed to miss the end of the season and the Scottish Cup final win over Motherwell with a hamstring injury. He said: "I was gutted. I tried to get back for the final but there was no chance. And obviously I am disappointed that we didn't win the league as well. But we played good football this season and it was great to get the first trophy and we will build on that for next season. I have still a week or so to go. I've done well, normally grade two (hamstring injuries) take six to eight weeks so hopefully in under six weeks it will be fine."
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