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Beasley eyes World Cup
by Paul Kennedy, December 21st, 2009 7AM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD] DaMarcus Beasley got on the scoreboard for the second time in four days, scoring one of five second-half goals for Rangers in its 6-1 win over Motherwell on Saturday in the Scottish Premier League. Afterwards he talked about his World Cup 2010 hopes ...

"The World Cup is in the back of my mind, I can't lie about that," Beasley said after the game. "But I'm not thinking about it too much as it is not there yet. As of right now I'm outside looking in when it comes to the World Cup and I'm just enjoying playing for Rangers and trying to retain the SPL title. The next game is in March so if I get called up I do if I don't that is just it. I'm optimistic the call will come. Coach [Bob] Bradley has known me since I was 16 and he knows what I can do. If he feels that I can help the team then I can but if he feels there are younger players in that position then I have to respect that. I'm a grown man now not a kid and if the decision doesn't go my way then I've got to keep my chin up and keep going."

Starting his fourth straight game for Rangers, Beasley had the last goal. His goal earlier in the week was his first for Rangers in almost 18 months.

Kenny Miller and Kyle Lafferty scored twice, and Kris Boyd had the other goal.

Beasley drew more praise from Rangers manager Walter Smith.

"DaMarcus has come back into the team and played extremely well," said Smith. "He started his career here like that but unfortunately got a bad injury. But he's back and he's playing and he's the type who is liable to score a goal as well as he's shown in the last couple of games."

Beasley suffered a serious knee injury in a collision with the Stuttgart keeper Rafael Schafer in their Champions League match in November 2007. It kept Beasley out of action for six months.



DaMarcus Beasley at Rangers

COMPETITIONS
2007-08 (GP/G)
2008-09 (GP/G)
2009-10 (GP/G)
Scottish Premier League
11/2
10/0
5/2
Scottish FA Cup
1/1
1/0
0/0
Scottish League Cup
1/0
1/0
1/0
UEFA Champions League
5/1
-/-
2/0
UEFA Champions League (qualifying)
3/1
-/- -/-


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