Rangers have made a change to their Europa League squad list with goalkeeper Andy Firth now appearing instead of Jak Alnwick.
Alnwick joins the likes of Daniel Candeias, Graham Dorrans, Jason Holt, Kyle Lafferty, Jamie Murphy and Jon Flanagan who have all missed out on places for various reasons.
With no major reports of a move in the offing for Alnwick as yet, it may just have been an administrative error on UEFA’s part which saw Alnwick originally listed – with the original reports still naming the goalkeeper.
There's been a change to the Europa League squad on UEFA's website – Firth in, Alnwick out. pic.twitter.com/IM35eRXgjS
— James Black (@jamesblack1986) July 8, 2019
As the squad registration deadline for the first Europa League qualifying round passed at midnight on Friday, it seems an odd mistake to have been made.
Allan McGregor is expected to start in goal against St. Joseph’s tomorrow so it isn’t a huge change however it will be interesting to hear what the explanation is.
The keeper has one year remaining on his Ibrox deal and with McGregor, Foderingham and Firth all at the club, and Robby McCrorie out on loan, there is plenty of cover in that position.
If Alnwick’s removal is a hint at an upcoming transfer then it could also signal that Foderingham will stay at the club and challenge McGregor for the gloves.