Rangers captain Lee Wallace and striker Kenny Miller weren’t told the reason they were being suspended by the Ibrox giants after a meeting lasting only two minutes with managing director Stewart Robertson, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun report the pair had a brief meeting with the Gers chief, where he “refused” to explain details of why they were being suspended pending an internal investigation.
The senior stars are thought to have got into a verbal confrontation with Murty in the wake of Sunday’s 4-0 Scottish Cup capitulation against Celtic at Hampden, leaving their Ibrox futures handing by a thread.
With Miller’s contract up at the end of the season, the 38-year-old will almost certainly leave in the summer while Wallace has a further year on his deal but doesn’t seem to have any future at Ibrox either.
Neither played any part in the 4-0 defeat as Miller was an unused substitute and Wallace sat out with a groin injury.
Both have already been in trouble this season after then-manager Pedro Caixinha banished Miller to the Under-20s before ordering Wallace to stay away from the draw with Kilmarnock in October.
Football Insider verdict
This is exactly how this would be expected to go. The players will hve been informed they were suspended and told they’ll receive further details in writing. There’s absolutely nothing unusual about the meeting only lasting a few minutes as it will have been nothing more than completing the formality of informing the players of the suspension. It’ll almost certainly end with Miller agreeing an early departure while the Gers may look to cash in on Wallace before agreeing to terminate his deal if necessary. From the details that have come out so far they can have little cause for complaint at being suspended.