Rangers defender Papac fears being forced out of crisis club
Worries: Rangers defender Sasa Papac
Sasa Papac has spoken of his fear that six years at Rangers are about to be ended by the club's administrators.
Only goalkeeper Allan McGregor has been a longer servant to the Ibrox first team than Papac, who is the last remaining signing from the ill-fated Paul le Guen era.
The Bosnian left-back is, however, all but resigned to leaving the crisis-hit SPL champions as Duff & Phelps consider further cuts.
It is understood the Rangers players
are still awaiting feedback from the administrators after discussing a
collective deferral of a portion of their wages.
It is believed the proposal is
contingent on there being no redundancies, but it could now be nearer
the end of the week – after the international break – before the picture
Papac, for one, remains pessimistic.
Even if he survives any immediate reduction to the playing staff, he
knows he has little chance of landing a new deal when his current
contract expires in the summer.
Having won three league medals and
helped Rangers to a UEFA Cup final, the 32-year-old admits he still
cannot come to terms with just how far into the mire the club has
'It has been unbelievable, but it just shows that bankruptcy can happen to any club,' said Papac.
'Right now, we continue to play
football as if nothing has happened. But in this situation, it is hard
to go out and play. We simply have to continue and see what will be done
by the administrators.
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'Their job is to clear Rangers'
financial debts, which means that the club could lose a lot of players
because they are well paid – too well paid for the situation the club
finds itself in.
'Any one of the players could go now for the good of the club's financial health.
'I know now I have no chance of getting another contract offer, or at least certainly not one at my existing level.
'All I can do is try to ignore the situation, because no one has told me exactly what the exact position is yet.'
Papac endured more misery on Tuesday night when his last-gasp own goal gave Brazil a 2-1 friendly win over Bosnia.
Tough times: Dark clouds hang over the future of SPL giants Rangers
Centre-half Dorin Goian is another
Rangers player left wondering about his future after returning to
Romania ahead of their friendly with Uruguay.
'To be honest, I do not know what the situation is with Rangers,' he said.
'Many decisions have to be taken in the near future, so I have no idea what to think just now.
'As for my future, that is unclear. I
don't want to return to Romanian football yet and I don't want to sign
for a club in China, like my brother Lucian.
'The reason I want to stay in Glasgow
is because I have two young children and it would be very difficult to
move the entire family twice in the one year. It's a worrying situation