Rangers Covid Five member to leave Ibrox amid interest from English club
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Rangers Covid Five member to leave Ibrox amid interest from English club

A member of the controversial Rangers Covid Five who breached Covid-19 protocols earlier in the year has gone on trial at a leading English Championship club.

Young goalkeeper Brian Kinnear has never played a first team game for Rangers and has spent the second half of the season on loan at Annan Athletic in Scottish League Two.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard expressed frustration surrounding the Covid Five but eventually both himself and the club forgave the quintet. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Kinnear, 20, has only managed two matches for the club since his move and after a Covid-19 ban was upheld now looks set to move on from Ibrox this summer.

That’s according to Not the Old Firm, who are also claiming the young keeper is currently on trial with Championship club Birmingham City as he looks for a shot at redemption.

The Blues finished 18th in the English second tier this season and are currently being managed by ex-Charlton manager Lee Bowyer.

Should Kinnear – who is out of contract in a manner of months – move on from Ibrox this summer he will become the second of the Covid Five to leave Rangers.

Kinnear follows South African international Bongani Zungu out the door at Rangers after the Amiens loanee failed to convince Gers bosses to move for him.

Brian Kinnear could be set to hook up with Birmingham City coach Lee Bowyer. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

As for the rest of the Five, Nathan Patterson and Calvin Bassey remain important squad players whilst there is some uncertainty regarding the future of young striker Dapo Mebude.

The 19-year-old suffered as a result of the ban after spending a spell on loan with Queen of the South and it’s unclear if he’ll be offered a new deal heading into next season.

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