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27th Jun, 2018 | 1:09pm

Rangers centre-back unfortunate to be surplus to Gerrard requirements - view


Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is intending to be his own man at Ibrox, which means moving on players that were part of the Pedro Caixinha regime.

The Daily Record live transfer blog reported on Wednesday morning (08:26) that Gerrard had informed the duo of Eduard Herrera and Fabio Cardoso that they were surplus to requirements at Ibrox.

Whilst it is understandable that Herrera will be on his way out of Ibrox, Cardoso is perhaps slightly unlucky, as there were arguably worse players to play at the back for the Gers last season.

Indeed, the 24-year-old was in decent form for the Gers until he suffered a nose injury and struggled to get back into the first-team.

Graeme Murty didn’t seem to fancy him as a player when he took over as Gers boss, and with Gerrard bringing in his own centre-backs it always seemed inevitable that any player who was brought in by Caixinha could be living on borrowed time at Ibrox.

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Probably the highlight of his time at Ibrox was his unlikely partnership with David Bates in defence which helped to clinch a 2-1 win at Aberdeen for a 10 man Gers side in December, Cardoso came on as a sub for the injured Danny Wilson and was solid in helping the Gers clinch a vital victory.

No doubt there will be more players on the way out of Ibrox in the weeks to come, but Cardoso can count himself a tad unfortunate.

In other Rangers news, Daniel Candeias wants a player to stay with the Gers

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