Ibrox player move suggests Rangers have come to conclusion on season
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Ibrox player move suggests Rangers have come to conclusion on season

Amid the domestic league season shutdown, the Rangers players and staff will be just as confused as anyone else.

The situation is so unpredictable that setting a date for the return of football is nigh on impossible at this moment in time – never mind one for finishing the current league fixtures.

Rangers have taken the bold step to send overseas players back home to be with their families at this time, in a move which all but signals the club’s belief football won’t be returning anytime soon.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has taken the decision to send his overseas players back home. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Whilst there’s been no official suggestion that the league season is done, would Rangers take this course of action if they had confidence football will return this season?

According to reports, SPFL clubs were left frustrated with a series of meetings with the national footballing body [BBC] who, like everyone else, appear to be struggling to make sense of the coronavirus outbreak.

On top of that, Scotland like every other league in Europe is under pressure to complete their domestic seasons before the UEFA deadline of June 30th.

With the British government expecting stringent outbreak controls to run for at least 12 weeks [Johnson], it leaves minimal time to complete the league season.

Whilst there’s been nothing official about the future of the campaign, it’s difficult to see a scenario where it has a chance of being played and Rangers take the decision to send their players home.

As it stands, the current league season is looking increasingly unlikely to be finished.

The coronavirus shutdown has rocked both British football and British society. (Photo by JANE BARLOW/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

But whilst we might argue about league titles and relegations, there’s a bigger problem at hand that we must all collectively pull together to overcome.

Nothing perhaps sums this up more than the club’s decision to let some of their leading players return home to spend time with their families.