Rangers could lose on-loan defender Joe Worrall this month – but the Gers may stand to benefit financially from it.
After Martin O’Neill replaced Aitor Karanka as Nottingham Forest boss, there has been speculation Worrall could be recalled early.
The defender signed a season-long loan deal in the summer.
Rangers paid a hefty loan fee to recruit Worrall and Forest would be on the hook to repay a portion.
Worrall is reported to be happy at Ibrox and intends to stay in Glasgow until the summer.
So far, he has made 17 appearances for the Light Blues.
Forest have been short on numbers in defence recently and had to play midfielder Claudio Yacob in central defence.
After a slow start at Ibrox, the 22-year-old has become an important player for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Despite this, losing the England youth international wouldn’t be the end of the world for the Gers.
With Niko Katic and Gareth McAuley available, they wouldn’t be short of options.
There’s also the possibility of promoting from within or even using Ross McCrorie in defence if needed.
If Forest are desperate to have the defnder back then it will prove hard to keep him.
But it could actually allow Gerrard to move for other targets as he continues to shape his side.
Receiving some cash in return though would lessen the blow and put a few extra quid in the transfer kitty.