A report in the Daily Record is claiming that Rangers are preparing a January clear-out with five first-team players deemed surplus to requirements at Ibrox.

According to the report, new sporting director Ross Wilson will be put to work to clear the Ibrox wage bill before bringing in any fresh talent to the club.

This is an area where Rangers have struggled in recent seasons and there is real hope that Wilson can arrange moves which suit Rangers, the buying clubs and of course the players.

Rangers winger Jamie Murphy is reportedly set to leave Ibrox. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Long-term injury lay-off Jamie Murphy is reportedly one of the names who is set to head for the exit door, with Stoke City and Motherwell both credited with an interest.

The winger’s Ibrox career was hampered by a crushing knee injury on Kilmarnock’s plastic pitch last season and he does not appear to be in the club’s plans going forward.

Greg Docherty – a player who had a sterling season in League One with Shrewsbury last season – is another star who could well be moved on in January.

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A report down south suggested that League One high-flyers Peterborough have expressed an interest in the player [Peterborough Today].

American international cap Matt Polster is another player who has struggled to leave his mark on the first-team and according to the Record report he is being primed for a move in January.

The report claims that Rangers are willing to listen to both loan and permanent moves for this trio.

On top of these three lesser-spotted Leicester loanee Andy King will reportedly be sent back to the Premier League outfit after failing to earn a place in the Rangers squad.

Andy King is set to be sent back to Leicester City, according to the report. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

The final player who will reportedly be leaving Rangers in January needs to come back to the club first.

Glenn Middleton is currently struggling for game time at Hibs and Ross Wilson will reportedly have to engineer a more suitable loan move for the youngster.

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