MacLean wants Gers chance

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Steven MacLean is hoping to be given a chance to prove himself at Rangers.

The 21-year-old has spent the season on loan at English side Scunthorpe United and has done nothing but impress with 24 goals.

He has already been linked with a permanent move to England, with a number of clubs showing an interest.

However, MacLean - who has made a handful of first team appearances for The Gers - wants a chance to stake a claim in Alex McLeish's side.

MacLean hopes that the departure of Dutch duo Michael Mols and Ronald de Boer in the summer, coupled with the fact that Egil Ostenstad has already left, could give him the chance he is looking for.

"I believe there is now room at Ibrox for me," MacLean told The Scottish Sun.

"Ronald looks like leaving and Michael Mols is also on his way. Egil Ostenstad has left so Stevie Thompson aside, there is no real out and out goalscorer.

"It would be great if I could come in and do that job. I know I could do it but in the end it's up to the manager.

"Ronald has been a great servant and a great player and a lot of the fans probably want him to stay, but from a selfish point of view it's good for me he's leaving.

"The door opens a wee bit more now and maybe the manager will turn to me. One thing is sure, there will definitely be a couple of spaces up for grabs.

"I'm ready to come back to Rangers. I need to play football though, there is no point in me returning there to sit on the bench.

"If I'm not playing at Rangers then I'd rather stay at Scunthorpe or go elsewhere."