Rangers XI that could play last game for Gers at Hampden v Hearts
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Rangers XI that could play last game for Gers at Hampden v Hearts

Rangers bring the curtain down on a rollercoaster season on Saturday when they face Hearts at Hampden in the Scottish Cup final – and for some, it could be the last time we see them in a blue jersey.

Retirements, transfers, loans expiring and contracts coming to an end mean that there are certain to be at least a handful of departures from Ibrox this summer.

So far, only John Souttar is a confirmed arrival at Ibrox this summer while the likes of Allan McGregor, Leon Balogun, Connor Goldson and Leon Balogun are out of contract at the end of the campaign.

The only hint Rangers fans have had over the futures of the out-of-contract stars have been vague comments about talks with the club over the summer.

Others, like Jack Simpson and Cedric Itten have been so far out of the picture in recent months it seems that they will be allowed to go to the first club to show any interest in them.

Here’s our Rangers XI who could be taking their final bow at Hampden in the Scottish Cup final

Allan McGregor

Veteran keeper is out of contract and might not even play at Hampden with Jon McLaughlin having been given the gloves in the Scottish Cup this season. 40-year-old will have wanted to ride off into the sunset after a Europa League win but may now have to settle for the Scottish Cup.

Leon Balogun

Nigerian international is another who is out of contract and having fallen down the pecking order, he may look to move on in the summer. A one-year deal could make sense for Rangers if he is happy playing second-fiddle but an exit seems likely.

Connor Goldson

Goldson’s contract situation has been discussed at length and the closer it gets to the end of the season, the more likely it seems that he is away. Will be a huge loss.

Jack Simpson

Never worked out but at least he can say he played for Rangers.

Borna Barisic

Barisic has served Rangers well since arriving in Scotland and it appeared he was away last summer after what looked like a goodbye to fans. His time here has probably come to an end and would likely suit both parties if he was sold over the summer.

Steven Davis

Yet another who is out of contract. The veteran wants to stay but the decision might be out of his hands. If he does leave Rangers, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he retired from playing. One of the very few to have represented Rangers in two European finals.

Aaron Ramsey

Pantomime villain after his penalty miss in the Europa League final. Loan deal is up and with how poorly his loan has gone – as well as the ridiculous cost of it – a return isn’t likely to happen. Was worth a punt when he signed on loan but backfired.

Joe Aribo

Aribo has been crucial for Rangers since moving to Ibrox from Charlton a few years ago but his performances have attracted a number of suitors. Cashing in and using the money for van Bronckhorst to rebuild is one option for Rangers as Aribo goes into the final year of his contract.

Amad Diallo

Man United loanee has started to hit his stride in recent weeks but it’s a bit too late now. Could see his loan deal renewed but as things stand he’s heading back to Manchester to try impress new United boss Erik Ten Hag.

Kemar Roofe

Roofe returned from injury as a substitute in the Europa League final but his regular absences leave a strain on the other attackers. Wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him moved after Rangers face Hearts at Hampden.

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