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Beasley plots Rangers exit after being sidelined

Beasley plots Rangers exit after being sidelined

United States midfielder DaMarcus Beasley wants to leave Rangers if he can't get a regular place in the team.
Beasley, who joined the Scottish Premier League team in 2007, has been used sparingly this season and hasn't played since Rangers beat Hamilton 7-1 on Dec. 6.
"I've got to look out for myself first and foremost," Beasley said Wednesday. "If I'm not playing here, I should move on."
Rangers manager Walter Smith has said he is looking to offload 10 first-team players as the team tries to cut costs.
"Nobody has told me I'm free to go but I know the gaffer (Smith) has said in the papers he'll have to consider offers for players who aren't playing if they are made," said Beasley, whose contract expires in 2010. "I understand I fit the bill in that respect just now and it's up to me to show I'm worth keeping here.
"I love being here. I love the club and I'm hopeful I can get back in and play my part in the team. I don't have any desire to go somewhere else because I'm happy here."
Beasley knows he has to play regularly to be sharp for international duty. The United States starts the final round of World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region when it hosts Mexico on Feb. 11 in Columbus, Ohio.
"My future is something I've got to think about because I've got a lot of things going on with the United States national team," Beasley said. "We've got World Cup qualifiers coming up and the Confederations Cup in South Africa this summer. I want to be involved in all of that.
"I know for that to happen I need to be playing football so hopefully over the next couple of weeks things can improve for me. It would be really hard to move on."