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Nacho Novo putting pen to paper for Rangers fans


Nacho Novo

Nacho Novo

Nacho Novo

Rangers striker Nacho Novo will have a special message for the club’s Northern Ireland fans next week.

The Spanish star will be in Belfast and Lisburn on Tuesday and Wednesday signing copies of his new autobiography ‘I Said No Thanks’.

Novo, the idol of the Light Blue legions after six years at Ibrox, wanted to make a personal appearance in Northern Ireland to meet supporters who have backed him during his time at the club.

He said: “I have always been really impressed by the support and loyalty that the Northern Ireland based Rangers supporters have shown.

“Week in week out, they spend a lot of money coming over to support the team — and I felt it was important to come over and say thank you for their support to me.

“Hopefully this small gesture goes some way towards making them feel appreciated, and I hope to meet as many fans as I can.

“I hope they enjoy my new book which gives an insight into my life before Rangers, and of course the six years I have spent at the club.”

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Novo will be signing books at Waterstone’s on Fountain Street, Belfast next Tuesday from 1-2pm and the following day at Waterstone’s on Bow Street, Lisburn, from 1-2pm.

Meanwhile, David Weir has revealed Rangers will be given first refusal on a new deal before he even thinks of looking at other options.

The Ibrox skipper has been operating on a season-by-season basis since his arrival in January, 2007 and has no idea whether he will still be at the Glasgow giants next term.

But, despite turning 40 earlier this month, the veteran defender has no plans to hang up his boots and turn his thoughts to a coaching career elsewhere just yet.

“I don't want to explore any avenues like that,” said Weir. “My priority is Rangers. Rangers have been good to me and I've enjoyed every minute.

“I'll try to get that sorted out and make a decision on that before I start worrying about anything else.

“Rangers have been very good to me and I'll give them whatever opportunity. I've only just finished playing for this season and I'm looking forward to playing again next season hopefully.”

Weir is just one of several players facing an uncertain future at Ibrox and his manager, Walter Smith, knows the feeling.

Smith has yet to confirm whether he will remain at the club, as their search for a new owner continues against a backdrop of financial uncertainty, and Weir has not held talks with the manager.

“I haven't seen the manager since the end of the season really,” he said. “We were at a couple of dinners and I saw him there. But we'll speak when the time is right. I'm quite happy. I just want to do the right thing.”

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