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Rangers saddened by death of Reyna's son

The 13-year-old son of former Rangers midfielder Claudio Reyna has died of cancer.

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The sad news was confirmed on the Scottish club's website late on Thursday evening, along with a message of condolence from manager Ally McCoist.

"Rangers Football Club tonight learned of the tragic news that Claudio Reyna's son Jack has sadly died after a battle with cancer," the statement read.

"The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Claudio and his family at this extremely difficult time."

Ex-United States international Reyna spent two years in Glasgow from 1999, when Jack was born, to 2001.

McCoist said: "We have just heard the sad news that Claudio Reyna's son Jack has lost his battle against cancer.

"On behalf of everyone at Rangers I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Claudio and his family at this difficult time.

"Losing a child at just 13 is a tragedy and puts football into perspective."

 - PA Sport
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