Who stays and who goes as Rangers set for summer overhaul?
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Who stays and who goes as Rangers set for summer overhaul?

With Rangers domestic season threatening to screech to an untimely halt, the club will now look to next season, a potential player overhaul, and who deserves a shot at glory with the club.

It’s an incredibly emotional time for Rangers fans, with their entire season being salvaged by an extraordinary run in the Europa League.

Leverkusen awaits in the Europa League last 16 but even the most ardent bluenose will admit it’ll take something special to overturn the Germans.

Steven Gerrard has some big decisions to make on his side in the coming months. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It would be a fairytale if Rangers could make it further in the competition, and whilst it may just save a few from the chop, it’ll do little to save those on the fringes from the Ibrox firing line.

Another huge summer awaits as Rangers look to bring in quality players who can deliver in the business end of the season.

The entire team and squad bare responsibility for this funk and whilst it’s hard to put a finger on who exactly must leave, it’s easier to consider who could stay.

Nikola Katic, Joe Aribo and Ianis Hagi are some of the top young talents at the club and it would be absurd to consider moving them on.

Borna Barisic has shown his quality, whilst the likes of Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield and the out-of-sorts Steven Davis have had bright spells throughout the season.

Rangers winger Ryan Kent cost a lot of money but hasn’t found enough consistency. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Filip Helander cost the side a reported £3m [RangersTV] at the beginning of the season but has suffered through injury, whilst £7m Ryan Kent [Sky Sports] will be under increasing pressure to deliver next campaign.

Allan McGregor and Jermain Defoe have done little wrong and deserve a spot in the squad for the next campaign.

It’s hard to envisage Rangers not starting next season with these 11 players.

Beyond that, Glen Kamara has looked a shadow of the player we signed from Dundee last campaign, but has the Finnish international done enough previously to suggest he deserves another shot?

There’s also an argument to be made for young George Edmundson, as well as striker Alfredo Morelos who is a superb option and undoubted talent when his attitude is right.

The leadership credentials of captain James Tavernier and vice-captain Connor Goldson have been called into question recently and they need some big performances to sway fans back to their side.

Rangers captain James Tavernier is coming under increasing fire from the club’s supporters with many seeing him as part of a squad overhaul. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whilst question marks hang over some of those guys mentioned, would the club really miss any of the other players in and around the squad?

There’s an argument to be made that many haven’t been given a chance but that could well be because they’re just not good enough.

Between now and the end of the season, every single one of these players is fighting for their lives at Rangers – would you really be all that disappointed if some of them were handed a knockout blow?