Rangers Development squad are taking on Hibernian this afternoon in a friendly at the Hummel Training Centre and Ibrox outcast Eros Grezda has been named in the starting XI again – but it’s hard to see what the point of it is.

The Albanian appears to have absolutely no future at Ibrox and his continued inclusion with the Development squad is baffling.

Other first-team fringe players have been involved at various times with the second-string but Grezda has regularly played for Graeme Murty’s side this season.

 

With the transfer window closed pretty much everywhere now, there’s no likelihood of him getting a move anywhere in the next few months so it isn’t simply a case of keeping him fit or impressing watching scouts.

His performances for the Development squad haven’t exactly set the world on fire either and as a senior international that the club paid a couple of million quid for, he should at least be looking the part against kids and guys returning from injury.

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Maybe there’s something going on that the club hasn’t let anyone in on but, from the outside, all that Grezda is doing is denying one of the youngsters who actually have a future at Rangers the chance to play games.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Eros Grezda of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Gerrard might feel that there’s some sort of contribution the winger can make but as he currently doesn’t even have a squad number registered then it seems pretty unlikely.

The sooner the whole mess comes to an end, the sooner everyone can move on after what is likely to go down as Gerrard’s ‘Carlos Pena’ moment.

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