Rangers full-back Lee Hodson has admitted that his time at the club hasn’t been the easiest.
The 26-year-old Northern Irish international has only made 17 appearances for the Gers since joining from MK Dons in 2016, and he has declared that although he isn’t sure what his future holds, he is hoping to be part of the impending Ibrox revolution under Steven Gerrard.
“It has been difficult at Rangers not getting as many games as I’d like. With a new manager coming in though it’s a fresh start for everybody” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“All I can do in pre-season is the best I can and see if I’m in the manager’s plans.”
Hodson was signed by Mark Warburton for the Gers, but he has found it difficult to hold down anything like a first-team place since arriving at the club.
Football Insider verdict
It has to be said that Lee Hodson’s chances of becoming a first-team regular at Ibrox still look quite remote. The recent signing of Jon Flanagan is just the latest full-back to arrive at the club, and it has put Hodson even further down the pecking order. It is a worrying sign for the player that the two managers who followed Mark Warburton into the Ibrox managerial job, Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty both considered Hodson as mostly surplus to requirements. If the same thing happens under Steven Gerrard then Hodson should look to get a move out of Ibrox before the close of the transfer window. He will not want to lose his place in the Northern Ireland squad because of a lack of regular playing time, and that could be the decision that tips the scales towards’ Hodson’s future. It would not be at all surprising if he is left the Gers by the end of the summer transfer window.
In other Rangers news, a Gers youngster is set to leave the club