Klos wipes his hands of any part in Kyrgiakos injury as Greek internationalist comes to Ibrox

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RANGERS goalkeeper Stefan Klos insists he is not guilty of injuring new signing Sotirios Kyrgiakos.

The 25-year-old Greece internationalist joined last week after exhaustive medical inspection of a knee he damaged in a Champions League game against Rangers in October 2003.

The injury cost the centre-back his place in the Euro 2004 squad that went on to surprise everyone by lifting the trophy.

But Klos insisted he was not to blame. He said: "I don’t really remember him to be honest.

"I heard he got injured when he played against us in the Champions League last season but I don’t think it was a foul by me.

"I just caught a cross and he seemed to fall awkwardly and hurt himself. But I am sure he is okay now and will be a good signing."

The German had been the subject of speculation that he might be involved in a transfer this month, with Borussia Monchengladbach, managed by former Ibrox boss Dick Advocaat, the club in question.

But Klos insisted there was no way he would leave - and was surprised if anyone thought otherwise.

He said: "I have a contract until 2007. Why do people keep asking me if I am going to leave? I have two years left on my contract after this season and I intend to stay until the end. I am loyal to Rangers as they have always been loyal to me."

Advocaat did sign centre-back Craig Moore however and Klos insisted the Australian’s loss was a bigger blow than the 8million sale of Jean-Alain Boumsong to Newcastle.

He said: "I was disappointed with Craig Moore leaving the club, someone who had been here for more than ten years. In the end he left in a quiet way and nobody really noticed because Boumsong left around the same time and everyone was talking about that.

"Looking at the bigger picture, Craig has done a lot for the club over the years."

Meanwhile, midfielder Stephen Hughes has admitted he has contemplated going out on loan.

The former Scotland Under-21 international has hardly featured this season and Hughes has seen fellow fringe player Bajram Fetai borrowed by Inverness.

He said: "I have thought about going away to play but at the moment I am just happy to see what happens here. Hopefully I can push my way back into the first team and fight for my place."

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