Dorin Goian aims to leave Rangers after relegation to the Third Division

The Romanian defender, who had said he would stay if the club were placed in the second tier, wants to complete his departure after their fate was sealed yesterday
Romanian defender Dorin Goian wants to leave Rangers in the wake of the decision to place Charles Green's new club into the Irn-Bru Third Division.

25 Scottish Football League Clubs voted yesterday to seal the club's relegation from the SPL and they must now work their way up each rung of the Scottish Football ladder in order to secure their top-flight status once more.

Goian, a summer signing last year from Palermo, admitted that he would stay at the club if they were only relegated to the First Division, but after a decision was reached, the 31-year-old is demanding that he is allowed to leave.

Goian told Romanian media: "I am not playing at the fourth level - there's no question of that.

"I am on my way back and I will meet the president of the club and I will learn more."

The centre-half is eager to agree an exit as soon as possible and revealed that preliminary discussions to find a new club have already begun.

He added: "My agent has already spoken with other teams but nothing has been agreed yet.

"I would have stayed if it was the First Division - but not this."