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Rangers goalkeeper Cammy Bell eager to play for Scots again

Goalkeeper Cammy Bell insists his summer move to Rangers will enhance, rather than hinder, his chances of playing for Scotland again.

The Gers number one has been involved in national team squads in the past and made his only appearance in a friendly against the Faroe Islands in November 2010 following a string of impressive displays for then club Kilmarnock.

Bell may now be plying his trade in Scottish football's third tier but believes he is still more than capable of doing a job for Gordon Strachan at the top level.

He said: "I have been involved in squads and I still want to be.

"It's an ambition of mine to be involved in as many squads as I can. It can only progress my career.

"When I came to Rangers, I thought it would improve my chances. I still don't see why it won't.

"All I can do is keep as many clean-sheets as possible and play as well as I can for Rangers.

"Hopefully the Scotland manager will have a look at me and take me into consideration."

Bell's views were echoed by Light Blues boss Ally McCoist.

He said: "His concentration levels will have to be greater than they have ever been. I think he's been a terrific signing for us since he joined in the summer."

Meanwhile, McCoist refuted suggestions that winger David Templeton has handed in a transfer request after failing to hold down a regular place in the team this season.

He said: "It's absolutely not true at all. It's the first I've heard about it."

McCoist was speaking ahead of tonight's Ramsdens Cup semi-final against Stenhousemuir, where he will be hoping for a repeat of the 4-0 win against East Fife which allowed Rangers to maintain their 100 per cent Scottish League One record which was watched by former director Dave King, who could be set for a return to the Ibrox boardroom after flying in from his base in South Africa to holds talks with both parties involved in the off-field power struggle.

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