David Weir set to end Rangers playing career

David Weir to call time on Rangers playing careerDavid Weir is set to agree the termination of his playing contract with Rangers.

The 41-year-old, who has won the last three SPL championships with the club, will now look to continue his playing career in England..

Weir has failed to break into Ally McCoist’s side this campaign, mainly due to the partnership formed between summer defensive recruits Dorin Goian and Carlos Bocanegra, and has made just one appearance this season.

Weir told Rangers’ official website: “It will be an emotional week because it’s the end of five years for me at Rangers, five years I have loved.

“I’m not sad about it, I’m happy that I got the opportunity to play for such a great club.

“During my time here I have got to play with fantastic players and work with great coaches and on top of that we achieved a lot.

“I have so many memories to look back on and I am very proud of that, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

“But it’s not been a difficult decision, if anything I probably prolonged it.

“I could have left at the end of last season along with Walter and that would have been a natural end to it.

“But I still want to play and even now I still want to play.

“I’ve not got anything lined up in terms of where I will be going or what I will be doing because I wanted to speak to the manager here first and do things properly.”

The club captain, who has also won 69 caps for Scotland, had previously admitted that he may have to look elsewhere for playing time in the January window, if he failed to win back his place in the team.

“My priority is playing and, as it stands, I want to play for Rangers,” he told STV in November.

“If that doesn’t happen, you’ve got to get the message and start looking elsewhere.”

Weir has made a total of 231 appearances for Rangers, after joining on a free transfer from Everton in January 2007.