Date: 15th June 2019 at 8:00am
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EXCLUSIVE

Former Scotland international Jackie McNamara says that Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty could be looking to leave Ibrox this summer after struggling for game time in his first season back with the Gers.

Having played second fiddle to the likes of Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos, McNamara exclusively told Football Insider that he expects the 31-year-old to be looking for regular game time and that could result in him asking to depart.

Having played just five times in the Premiership since the end of January, McNamara questioned the 6’4″ [Transfermarkt] Northern Irishman’s fitness levels while also suggesting he would looking to play more, be that at Rangers or elsewhere.

“He looks like he’s not been fit since January,” he told Football Insider.

“He’s not played a great deal of football, whether or not he’s still there remains to be seen. I imagine he’d want to go and play week in, week out at this stage of his career. 

Asked if he could be offloaded to clear some wages, McNamara said: “Possibly, I think might have to bring someone else in for him. I think they’re happy to wait but I imagine he’d want to play week in, week out.”

Lafferty turned out a total of 30 times for Rangers during the 2018/19 campaign, including missing just four league games before the turn of the New Year.

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