The Sun in Scotland has reported that the recent good form of American DaMarcus Beasley has convinced one important coach of his value.

No, U.S. coach Bob Bradley has not decided to pick Beasley for his 2010 World Cup team -- at least not yet.

However, Rangers coach Walter Smith has apparently been impressed enough with Beasley's resurgence to try to extend the American's stay at Ibrox.

The coach admitted Beasley's tenure had often been difficult due to his numerous injuries.

"We had three months from him before he got injured, but he's now showing just how good a player he is," Smith told The Sun.

But with Beasley scoring in recent games and providing a strong offensive threat on the win, Smith is looking to keep Beasley on board.

"We'll need to see what he wants to do but given how well he is playing right now," Smith told the paper, "and providing he continues to play like this -- then of course you'd want him to stay." --Goal.com

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