A Glasgow Evening Times report has named ten players likely to leave Rangers this summer.
After a raft of new arrivals over the last three transfer windows, Steven Gerrard is badly in need of a clear out to streamline his squad. Here’s a look at all those tipped for the exit door along with brief summaries of their current situations.
The Northern Irishman endured an unsuccessful return to Ibrox last season. He only scored six times in 30 appearances for the Gers and by the end of the season, was struggling to be included in matchday squads. He hasn’t travelled to the pre-season camp in Portugal.
Dorrans didn’t make the cut for Portugal, either. He still has a year left on his Ibrox contract but has been plagued by injuries across his spell with the club. A serious knee problem saw him turn out just three times last season.
The big goalkeeper could be set for pastures new after a lack of game time last season. He’s been an excellent servant since moving to Ibrox in 2015 but is currently stuck as no.2 to Allan McGregor
Alnwick is also said to be likely on his way out of the club. He spent last season on loan at Scunthorpe United, who were relegated from EFL League One. At present, he is probably the third choice keeper.
Dodoo hasn’t been spotted at any stage of pre-season training so far. He spent last season also on loan in League One, with Blackpool. He hasn’t turned out for the Gers since March 2018 and looks unlikely to do so again.
The 30-year-old striker was a disappointing Pedro Caixinha buy. The former Mexico international spent last season on loan at Necaxa and has returned to pre-season training with them, indicating his Ibrox nightmare is nearing an end.
The industrious Holt spent last season out on loan with Fleetwood Town. He reported back for early pre-season but didn’t travel to Portugal. The 26-year-old will reportedly reunite with Mark Warburton at QPR [Scottish Sun].
Grezda endured a nightmare maiden season at Ibrox and looks unlikely to get another. He is another absentee from the Portugal trip, with his agent recently calling for talks with the club [Scottish Sun].
The exciting teenage winger is tipped to head out on loan this summer. He was reportedly set for Doncaster Rovers [Daily Record], but his destination may have changed since Grant McCann upped sticks for Hull City.
Finally, Scotland U21 ‘keeper McCrorie is set for a loan move to gain first-team experience. This would be a third stint away from Ibrox after spells at Berwick Rangers and Greenock Morton.
It’s tough to argue with most of these predicted departures. However, while the Gers are overstocked between the sticks at the minute, it’s surely unlikely that Foderingham, Alnwick, and McCrorie will all leave in this window. Especially, as Allan McGregor is suspended for the first game of the SPL season.