Rangers defender Jack Simpson could leave the club during the January transfer window as a loan deal looks likely according to the Daily Record.

There are several English Championship sides circling around the player [DailyRecord] as he slides increasingly out of favour under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

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Simpson has yet to play for the Ibrox side since the Dutchman took charge in November and has made the bench during the previous three matches but hasn’t featured at all since Steven Gerrard left.

The Englishman joined Rangers from Championship side Bournemouth in January on a four-and-a-half-year deal after previously signing a pre-contract agreement with the club.

Initially looked upon as a promising signing, having played for the Cherries in the Premier League, he arrived at the club with big hopes.

The 24-year-old only played in five league matches last term [SofaScore] as the side strolled to the title before struggling thus far during the current campaign.

A loan deal would be the preferred option for the player as there does seem to be significant potential there, unfortunately, it hasn’t worked out so far at Ibrox for the player.

With Calvin Bassey not making the Nigeria squad for the African Cup of Nations and Filip Helander returning from injury sooner than anticipated, the defensive crisis that was looking likely a month ago may well be avoided.

If a loan deal does happen for Simpson, then it would be a great chance for him to get more minutes in his legs and come back to Rangers in a stronger position.

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With the transfer window looming, it could be a decision that would benefit both parties.

In other news, Heerenveen has rejected a bid for Rangers linked target Joey Veerman as the transfer window approaches.

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