RANGERS icon Marvin Andrews has claimed he "wasn’t under insurance" when he played at Ibrox as he wanted to put his faith in God to keep him fit.

The former defender famously played through career-threatening cruciate ligament damage in his left knee in 2005, putting his belief in God to heal him.

And speaking on the latest edition of the Football Daft podcast, 44-year-old Andrews said he had a meeting with Rangers bosses at Murray Park following his injury where he waived the opportunity to be insured.

He said: “Everybody had their opinion, people who damaged their ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] came out in the papers, they showed me ex-players, they even showed me Ian Durrant pictures when he damaged his knee at Aberdeen.

“All these ex-players whose careers were ended because of the same ACL. 

“So, I tell them ‘no, God will heal my knee’.

“Then we had a big meeting at Murray Park, you had David Murray, all his staff, all the doctors, all the physios in the room - all of them on one side, and me and God sitting on the other side. 

“So, me and God showed up in the meeting. 

“They said to me ‘Marv, we respect your faith, we respect your belief in God, but we need to do what is best for Rangers Football Club. We just wanted to let you know that based on you rejecting our advice from the medical standpoint, we’d like to give you a disclaimer that you sign so that you take full responsibility if anything goes wrong with your knee from here on out’.

“So that if I damaged my knee or my knee collapsed in training or wherever, I cannot sue Rangers or cannot make the club pay for my decision. 

“So, I signed the disclaimer, my faith believing that. And all that time, my knee was massive - the size of my knee was unbelievable. 

“But the faith that I had in God, I said ‘no problem, I will trust God that God will look after me’.

“So, I signed the disclaimer, I took full responsibility, if anything happened to me, it’s my full responsibility. 

“A lot of people don’t know - those times when I was playing for Rangers, I wasn’t under insurance from Rangers Football Club, my insurance was God. And a lot of people didn’t know that.”