By Wayne Veysey

12th May, 2018 | 5:24am

Nine senior Rangers players to be shown exit door as Allen finishes dossier for Gerrard - report

By Richard Parks

Nine senior Rangers players are set to be shown the exit door by new manager Steven Gerrard, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim director of football Mark Allen is close to completing a dossier on the current Gers squad for the 37-year–old ahead of his official start date on 1 June,

It is said that Eduardo Herrara, Fabio Cardoso, Andy Halliday, Jak Alnwick, Joe Dodoo, Bruno Alves and Michael O’Halloran are expected to be told they can go, while loan players Sean Goss and Russell Martin are unlikely to be kept on permanent deals.

Football Insider verdict:

Most Rangers fans would pay good money to see Allen’s scribblings on the misfits put up for sale. Of the nine, Martin, Alnwick and Halliday have been playing regularly of late, while Alves, Cardoso and Goss also had regular spells in the first team earlier in the campaign. Truth be told, there will be few tears shed if Gerrard rounds the nine up and launches an auction to find the highest bidder. None are good enough to be first-team mainstays for a side with aspirations of winning the Scottish title and ending Celtic’s march to 10-in-a-row. Goss showed good signs after joining from QPR in January but never recovered from the 3-2 league defeat to the Hoops, the same of which could be said for the club in general. Martin has played virtually every match since his arrival, but has come to Rangers a few years too late. His best days are behind him. The same is true of Alves. Of the others, none will be missed. They’re just not cut out for such a prestigious club.

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In other Rangers news, the club are working on a stunning deal to sign an English powerhouse centre-back from seventh-placed club after Gerrard gives the green light.

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