Alexander seals Gers move

Keeper signs contract until 2011 at Ibrox

Alexander: Fantastic opportunity

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Rangers have completed the signing of Ipswich Town goalkeeper Neil Alexander, which should free Roy Carroll to join Derby County.

Alexander has agreed a contract until 2011 with the SPL leaders after Ipswich admitted they could not stand in the player's way.

The Scotland international only moved to Portman Road last summer from Cardiff City, but did not hesitate to accept a move to Ibrox.

"As soon as I knew Rangers were interested in me, I didn't have to think twice about coming here," Alexander told the club's official website.

Very grateful

"There was only going to be one answer for me.

"I'm very grateful to Ipswich for not standing in my way. My manager Jim Magilton said it was a great chance that I might never get again and I agreed.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to come to one of the biggest clubs in Europe and I'm over the moon."

With Alexander now signed, Gers boss Walter Smith is likely to allow Carroll to complete his switch to Premier League strugglers Derby.