Rangers stars Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller look like they have played their last game for the club after a reported bust-up with manager Graeme Murty – with an Ibrox source insisting “nobody is bigger than Rangers.”
The senior duo had a furious row with the manager following Sunday’s 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat against Celtic with Miller reportedly being summoned to Ibrox for a meeting with managing director Stewart Robertson on Tuesday morning.
Miller’s Ibrox deal is up at the end of the season with Wallace contracted for a further year but it now looks as though both will depart the Gers in the coming weeks.
According to a well-placed Ibrox source, the row is the culmination of “disruptive behaviour” in the squad and insist that player’s personal agenda won’t “override the needs of the club.”
“Questions have been asked about Wallace’s fitness and sometimes it appears as though he is fit and then he is not,” a Rangers source told the Evening Times.
“This is a culmination of what the powers at be believe has been disruptive behaviour in the squad.
“Nobody’s personal agenda will override the needs of the club and nobody is bigger than Rangers.”
Neither player played any part in Sunday’s defeat with Miller an unused substitute and Wallace still out injured.
The Light Blues have five games left this season and will be desperate to get the campaign over with and consigned to the history books.
Football Insider verdict:
It makes perfect sense that players’ agendas don’t override the club’s ambitions. It wouldn’t be tolerated anywhere else and Ibrox should be no different. Miller and Wallace now have a growing track-record for this sort of stuff and it is time the club took a definitive stance. Miller was always likely to be on his way out this summer anyway and, although Wallace didn’t look to be leaving anytime soon, neither departure would really have much effect on the usual make-up of the starting XI with Declan John first-choice at left-back.