Date: 13th May 2019 at 5:29pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Jackie McNamara has tipped Rangers to offload Kyle Lafferty this summer as part of a mass summer exodus.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Celtic legend expects the Light Blues to part ways with the giant striker just a year after bringing him back for a second spell.

Lafferty has been a bit-part player for Rangers this season and has been a notable absentee from the matchday squad for the last three league games.

This comes after the 31-year-old was hauled off at half-time of a bounce match against Liverpool Under-23s last month when his side were 4-0 down before they came back to draw 4-4.

McNamara has explained how Lafferty could join Alfredo Morelos through the exit door depending upon the interest in the Colombian striker.

“They might have to cash in on Morelos – the fact that they took Defoe for a year and a half loan from Bournemouth, so he’s got another year there,” McNamara told Football Insider.

“Obviously, there are certain players that they brought in that haven’t really worked, like Lafferty’s not done well for them and I expect he’ll leave, so I imagine there’ll be quite an exodus there in the summer.

“They’ll need to bring (players in), I still think they’re quite a number of players down what they need to be.”

Lafferty has a year remaining on the two-year deal he signed last summer when he joined from Hearts for £450,000.

The 6ft 4in striker has scored six goals in 30 matches in his second spell at Rangers but has not started a league match since December.

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