Three EFL sides are ‘keeping tabs’ on Rangers defender Jack Simpson, according to a report, as Middlesbrough, Swansea City and Queen’s Park Rangers all eye a move for the Gers outcast.

Simpson, who has barely featured since moving to Ibrox from Bournemouth almost a year ago, could be allowed to leave Rangers next month when the transfer window opens and, according to The Telegraph, the Championship trio could make a move for him.

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Simpson in action during a pre-season friendly against Arsenal. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The 24-year-old has only managed four appearances this season and has fallen behind Calvin Bassey in the queue for a place in the starting XI at centre-back, leaving him fifth-choice when everyone is fit.

His omission from the club’s Europa League squad didn’t exactly bode well and it won’t be a surprise to see him move on next month after a fairly dismal time at Ibrox.

Even allowing for injuries to Fil Helander and Leon Balogun, Simpson still hasn’t been near the squad and his signing is still one that doesn’t really make much sense almost 12 months on.

If he is allowed to leave next month, either on loan or permanently, hopefully, Rangers aren’t left out of pocket as a result and Ross Wilson can claw back a decent fee for the former England youth international.

Connor Goldson’s likely exit in the summer means Rangers are going to be in the market for a new defender or two over the coming transfer windows and Simpson being so far out of the picture already means it makes sense if he’s allowed to move on in January and kick-start his career elsewhere.

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Simpson wins a header against Dundee United (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With Niko Katic also still on the books at Rangers, there isn’t exactly a shortage of defenders around the club – even if Gio is a little bit light on options just now due to injuries and loans.

The draw against Lyon last night was important in regard to finances, but just how much did Rangers earn from the six group fixtures they played?

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