El-Hadji Diouf keen on a return to Rangers

El Hadji Diouf
Diouf says he wants to help Rangers win a fourth consecutive title

El-Hadji Diouf has told BBC Radio Scotland that he wants to come back to Rangers.

The Senegalese forward spent the second half of last season on loan at Ibrox but is now back at Blackburn Rovers.

Rovers boss Steve Kean says Diouf is not part of his plans for the campaign ahead, so the player is asking Ibrox boss Ally McCoist to take him back.

"I would definitely go back for him and for the fans. I don't want to play for Blackburn any more," Diouf said.

"I've got a lot of clubs contacting me just now.

"I don't want to go somewhere where I am fighting a relegation battle. I'd rather be fighting to win a title again like last year when I won with Rangers.

"It is a big team, I enjoyed winning the title and making a lot of fans happy.

"I want Rangers to win the title again this season because Coisty is a good guy."

And Diouf told Sportsound that he is unconcerned by the perceived gulf in quality between the top leagues in Scotland and England.

"I came to Scotland because of one thing: I knew Rangers were a good team.

"Celtic against Rangers is 10 times better than Liverpool against Manchester United or something like that.

"The Old Firm game is the number one game in the world. What I feel about this game I have never felt in my life. On the pitch it is like a war, but beautiful. A good war."

Diouf has been joined at Blackburn Rovers by new Scottish signing David Goodwillie, but admits he would have advised the former Dundee United striker against a move to England.

"I speak to David Goodwillie every day at the training ground," he commented.

"I tell him that if he has the chance to play for Rangers he should jump at it, because it is one of the best clubs in the world.

"I am very surprised he chose Blackburn. He's a good guy and I will do everything I can to help him."

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