It had to be Rangers - they are bigger than Hearts

Darren McGregor at Ibrox
Darren McGregor at Ibrox
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Darren McGregor rejected Hearts to join Rangers because he feels the Glasgow club are bigger.

Despite being a Hibs fan, McGregor was interested in moving to Tynecastle after leaving St Mirren until Rangers declared an interest.

“I think this eclipses that,” he said. “You only have to look at the size of the club, the fan base and what they have to offer – there was only one choice.

“I was a Hibs fan when I was younger and I still look out for their results but, the older you get, that becomes irrelevant.

“It didn’t have any bearing on decisions. The size of the club here, what they have to offer, just the whole magnitude of Rangers as a club in the world, was a great opportunity that doesn’t come along often.”

Meanwhile, after being named Falkirk manager, Peter Houston is keen to face Hearts in next season’s Championship after assisting their director of football Craig Levein during his time at Dundee United. Houston also signed the Hearts head coach, Robbie Neilson, whilst at Tannadice.

“When we play each other, Craig will be up in the stand with a shirt and tie on and I’ll be in the dugout with a tracksuit on. But he’s welcome to come in for a cup of tea or a glass of wine depending on the result,” said Houston.