No Rangers deal for trialist Matias Abelairas

Matias Abelairas
Abelairas was training with Rangers and turned out in a closed doors game

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has dropped his interest in Argentine midfielder Matias Abelairas.

The 26-year-old trained with the Ibrox side for more than a week and played in a practice game.

"It was nothing other than we thought we were reasonably well covered in that area," said McCoist.

"We saw him play against Kilmarnock and he did well, he did fine. We just felt in the middle of the park that we had more than adequate cover."

Abelairas, who holds an Italian passport, was previously with River Plate, but pursued the club for unpaid wages after being released.

He scored 11 goals in 89 appearances for the club during his seven years in Buenos Aires.