Rangers winger Rabbi Matondo was given backing by Michael Beale only a few months ago but now sees himself completely outside of the Ibrox team.

The explosive winger was signed on a reported £2.5m deal from Schalke 04 in the summer window but the Welsh international has struggled to make an impact on the Rangers squad.

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Injury has not helped in Rabbi Matondo’s early Rangers career but there can be no doubting that the transfer goes down as yet another suspect move from Ross Wilson and co.

Especially considering the likes of Amad Diallo – a potential loan option from Man Utd – is excelling at Sunderland.

Heading into the summer, the winger’s lack of appearances at Rangers have plenty wondering what’s next for the player who has struggled to break back into the team since his most recent injury.

Rabbi Matondo Rangers “hunch” has fans talking

Rangers Review journalist Joshua Barrie has been answering questions on the ex-Cercle Brugge winger and has a “hunch” that the player won’t be in the club’s long-term plans.

“Michael Beale’s comments in late December prior to the injury that kept Matondo out for months,” said Barrie.

“He was on the bench for meetings with Hibs and Dundee United recently but seems quite far down the pecking order given Scott Wright has made a number of substitute appearances and he hasn’t.

“Matondo genuinely impressed in pre-season against West Ham but hasn’t been at the races as a Rangers player since.

“You’d have to imagine that he will spend next season out on loan or, if he can be shifted on a permanent deal, sold. He was good in Belgium last year so there may be takers in that league.

“You’re always wary of players whose main asset is searing pace signing for Rangers. So often, it’s just not worked because opponents sit deep and leave little space to exploit.

“My hunch is that Matondo isn’t going to be part of the club’s long-term plans.”

There are other Rangers fans who want the opportunity to see what Rabbi Matondo can do at the club but as things stand the player’s future is undoubtedly uncertain.

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