By Will Butcher
Charlton are looking to sign Rangers’ versatile full-back Lee Hodson as Karl Robinson aims to revamp his League One outfit, according to a report.
Alan Nixon claimed in his Sun transfer column in Sunday’s paper edition (page 63) that Hodson had been identified as one of four players wanted by manager Robinson.
It is believed that the former MK Dons boss wants Bradford duo Billy Clarke and Mark Marshall as well as midfielder Reeves from his old side and Hodson from north of the border.
Northern Ireland international Hodson has been well down the Rangers pecking order since he moved to the club last summer.
Myles Beerman’s recent rise from academy product to first team regular under manager Pedro Caixinha has seen Hodson lose his place as captain Lee Wallace’s back-up, while James Tavernier remains first choice.
Hodson worked with Robinson at MK Dons for three years after being signed from Watford on a free transfer, but spent the second half of the 2015-16 season on loan with Kilmarnock.
Now, Hodson could be tempted to jump ship despite having a contract with Caixinha’s side until the summer of 2019.
Football Insider verdict:
Hodson has made just 16 appearances for Rangers in all competitions this season, and is in danger of seeing his professional career take a negative turn. Failing to play regularly will see his stock reduce, and he may well look to reunite himself with Robinson who got the best out of the former Brentford loanee during their time together in League One and the Championship. Moving to Charlton would see him become one of the Addicks best players and regaining a sense of confidence as well as regular first-team football will give reignite Hodson’s declining career.
In other Rangers transfer news, this midfielder is on the verge of putting pen to paper after reported Gers interest.