Rangers have had a very busy summer in the transfer market.
Plenty of new faces have come in, with Gerrard strengthening at centre-back, on the flanks and in central midfield.
There have been some departures, too, with a host of young players either leaving the club for good, or for loan spells.
Deadline day now approaches, though, and while the manager might not be pushing for much more in terms of arrivals, he could do with moving several more players on before Monday’s deadline.
Four Rangers players the club should shift before transfer window shuts
Rangers spent a reported £2 million to bring Grezda to Ibrox last summer [Scottish Sun], but he had a disastrous first season at Ibrox. A series of injuries and a lack of form ensured he never got going in Light Blue. Steven Gerrard has clearly seen enough despite the Albanian international only making 17 appearances for the club. If Rangers can recoup some of their original outlay before the deadline, or even set up a loan move, everyone would be better off.
Dodoo has long been out of the first-team picture at Rangers. The 24-year-old last started a game for the Gers way back in May 2017 [Soccerbase] and has since been out on loan at both Charlton and Blackpool. He’s still got a year left on his Ibrox deal, but won’t be playing for the club again. Finally getting the Ghana-born attacker off the books would be a positive move.
Like Dodoo, Holt hasn’t kicked a ball for the Gers since Steven Gerrard took over as manager. The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Fleetwood Town in EFL League One. He played regularly for the Trawlermen, but didn’t quite do enough to earn a permanent contract, so he’s back at Ibrox with no hope of game time. St Johnstone have been linked with a season-long loan swoop for the diminutive midfielder [Scottish Sun] and if that goes through, it would take him through to the end of his Gers contract.
Dorrans’ Ibrox stint has been plagued by injuries. Since he joined the club in 2017, almost an entirely new midfield has been recruited and as a result, he’s surplus to requirements. It was reported as early as May that he had been told to find a new club [Scottish Sun], but he is yet to secure a move. The 32-year-old is likely earning a significant salary, so the board would be delighted if he secured a move over the coming days. Coming towards the back end of his career, surely he would prefer a new challenge, over playing Development XI football until January.