Neil Alexander happy to play second fiddle as he pens new Rangers deal

NEIL Alexander today signed a new contract with Rangers, citing his hunger for medals as the key factor in his decision to stay on as the club's second choice goalkeeper.

• Alexander (left) has had to watch from the bench as McGregor keeps a grip on the number one jersey

Alexander committed himself to the Clydesdale Bank Premier League champions until the summer of 2013.

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Allan McGregor is currently Walter Smith's favoured option in goal, but the 32-year-old Alexander said he had no second thoughts over agreeing to the contract, which has been in the pipeline for several weeks.

The former Cardiff and Ipswich goalkeeper said: "I have always said that I am happy at Rangers. As a young boy growing up you look at Rangers as one of the top clubs in the world and I always wanted to play for a club like that.

"I have worked my whole career to get to a club like Rangers so why would I want to be in a hurry to leave?

"I'm just delighted to be involved in the tremendous successes at Rangers. I hadn't won a lot before I came to Rangers and now I have won every domestic honour going so it's fantastic. I am very keen to win more."

"I have played 42 matches and if I had been told that would happen before I signed then I would have been delighted.

"Hopefully I can continue to get games in the next three years."