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Rangers have defused tension with QPR over Goss, says Murty

By Andy Newport

Graeme Murty says Rangers have acted to smooth over relations with QPR in the wake of Ian Holloway's angry response to his comments about Sean Goss.

The Loftus Road boss hit out at Murty after the Rangers manager admitted he was interested in signing loan star Goss long-term.

Holloway said his Gers' opposite number was "out of order" after claiming the former Manchester United youngster was "one of a number of players we are looking at" after his impressive displays since joining on a six-month deal in January.

But Murty says Ibrox director of football Mark Allen has now contacted Les Ferdinand, who fills the same role at the Londoners, to make sure Holloway knows the Glasgow giants fully respect his position.

"I was asked a question about Sean and I said he was doing particularly well," said Murty, who watched Goss score his second Light Blues goal with a free-kick during Tuesday's 4-1 romp over St Johnstone. "He's bedded in nicely and understands what it means to play for Rangers.

"But Sean is a QPR player - I said that from the outset. If he becomes available that will be a discussion. But as far as I understand, Les has said he's not for sale.

"It's been a positive for all parties. He's showing what he can do and we're benefiting from that. Mark Allen has spoken to Les and reiterated our position and what I actually said. We're comfortable with the situation.

"What we're doing is enjoying having the young man here, so let's just celebrate that and worry about other things another time."

Holloway was reported to have responded with fury when told of Murty's original comments.

He said: "If Graeme has said he wants him permanently then that's a bit of a silly statement because he is not for sale.

"Graeme's a good bloke but I'm pretty surprised he's left himself open to this. I have no issue with him but the boy is not for sale."

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