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He has signed a pre-contract agreement to go back to them, didn't go to Turkey. Rangers trying to get them to agree a compensation fee, other wise he is here till end of the season and will go to a tribunal. Highly unlikely he will play for Rangers though, he was watching the reserve game today

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Campbell In Cowden Switch


ARCHIE CAMPBELL has joined First Division side Cowdenbeath for the rest of the season on loan.


The reserve striker is now too old to play under-19 football and that has left him lacking competitive games this term.


As such, he has been allowed to move to Jimmy Nicholl's Blue Brazil and should have his first outing with the Fifers in a bounce game this week.


Campbell, 20, started out as a youth player with Cowden and will be tasked with trying to keep them in Scottish football's second tier.


Having been promoted last season, they are currently four points above the relegation play-off position.


Stuck in ninth place instead is another Gers youngster, Stephen Stirling, who has joined Stirling Albion on a month-long deal.


The midfielder has made a temporary switch to the Binos but is currently suspended after he sent off on his debut against Partick Thistle last week.




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Hem Hits The Mark


24.01.2011By Andrew Dickson


BILLY KIRKWOOD says Kane Hemmings isn't far from hitting peak condition again after he capped his competitive comeback on Saturday with a goal against Kilmarnock.


The Englishman took just three minutes to find the net in the 3-1 SPL under-19 league win over the Ayrshiremen at Murray Park.


Further goals from Robbie Crawford and Andrew Mitchell sealed the victory late in the game to move Gers four points clear of Hearts at the top of the table after 11 games.


But the real talking point was Hemmings' successful return to action following a hugely beneficial stay in Turkey with the youths recently.


The 19-year-old scored 10 goals in two games whilst the team was at a training camp in Alanya as he stepped up his comeback from a long-term knee injury.


Having found the net once again, coach Kirkwood is confident there is even more to come from the former Tamworth forward in the weeks ahead.


He said: "We're all delighted Kane is back scoring for us again and I'm sure he is delighted as well. It has been a long haul for him.


"He had a knee injury to start with and had a wee tidy up operation, during which we found out there was something more serious to deal with.


"That got fixed and it has been a long road to recovery for him but it's great he got through our recent trip to Turkey and that he's back in the team again.


"The games we played while we were abroad were really useful for him as he got plenty of efforts on goal and scored a lot while he was over there.


"Now he is putting that into good practice when it matters. We'll continue to monitor him as we get him up to full fitness.


"He has started really well and I'm sure in two or three games time that he'll be back to his best. Once he's at that stage he'll make a real contribution."


Hemmings got Gers got off to the perfect start against Killie when Max Wright and Crawford combined to win possession and tee up the striker.


But just after the hour mark, Rory McKenzie levelled for the visitors and it was game on again.


The hosts were the better side on the day though and they did enough to win the match in the latter stages as they responded well.


With 16 minutes remaining, Christiano Kisuka set up Crawford and he put Kirkwood's team back in front.


Substitute Mitchell then sealed a good win with six minutes to go after he came on for Wright, supplying a cool finish after Rhys McCabe's pinpoint through ball.


Kirkwood added: "We were delighted to get the three points after the break and our training camp.


"Some of the under-19s stayed in Glasgow to augment the reserves and help in training so we had to gel everyone together again when we returned home and it worked well.


"It was pleasing to see the team get better as the game progressed on Saturday. Credit to Kilmarnock, they gave us a very difficult game.


"We were 1-0 up and perhaps should have gone further ahead before they equalised but we finished the match strongly and got a good victory."


Rangers, meanwhile, sent a mixture of youths and reserves to Inverness yesterday for a friendly with Clachnacuddin and emerged 4-2 winners.


The likes of Kyle Hutton, Gregg Wylde, Jordan McMillan and Salim Kerkar all played in front of a crowd of 700 at Grant Street Park.


First-half goals from Anthony Marenghi and Adam Hunter had the visitors leading 2-1 at the break and a second half brace from Ewan McNeil won the game.


RANGERS (v Kilmarnock): Inglis, McAusland, Hegarty, Wiktorski, Hetherington (McNeil), Wright (Mitchell), McCabe, Crawford, Kisuka (McLeod), Naismith, Hemmings.


RANGERS (v Clach): Adam, Lindsay (Fotheringham), McIntyre, McMillan, Kerkar, Hutton, Mitchell (McLeod), Hunter, McNeil (Espling), Marenghi, Wylde.



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