By Richard Parks
Nine Rangers players are almost certain to leave at the end of the season in a mass exodus, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claim that suspended duo Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace head an Ibrox talent drain that is likely to take place in the summer window.
It is said that Miller is among four Rangers players out of contract in two months, along with striker Ryan Hardie, midfielder Jordan Thompson and left-back Myles Beerman, the three of whom are currently out on loan.
The Scottish Sun report that it’s unclear whether the Glasgow giants will pursue permanent deals for on-loan pair Russell Martin and Jason Cummings, Queens Park Rangers have issued a hands-off warning over fellow loanee Sean Goss and there is no chance of Benfica flop Dalcio returning next season.
The ninth player heading for the exit door is skipper Wallace, who appears to have played his final match for the club following the Hampden Park bust-up last weekend.
Football Insider verdict:
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the Miller/Wallace situation, neither of those two have been key men this season and the squad can cope without them. Of the seven others, the jury is out on Martin, Goss and Cummings and much could depend upon the impact they make in the final month of the season. Martin has struggled in recent weeks, but could still be a handy player next season, especially if Bruno Alves quits, while Mark Allen and company should look to convert Goss and Cummings’ deals into permanent ones. The QPR man was outstanding in his first two months and is unfortunate to have slipped down the pecking order, while Cummings has not had enough opportunity to demonstrate his clinical touch around the box. Both are young and with the potential to improve. Rangers should keep them.