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28th Jan, 2018 | 11:20am

Caixinha signing may get second Rangers chance after reported exit nears for 26-yr-old

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Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso could get a second chance to prove himself at Ibrox if Danny Wilson completes his reported move to Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids.
According to the BBC, Wilson, 26, travelled to the United States to finalise his move and undergo a medical with the Denver-based side as his Ibrox contract enters its final few months.
Cardoso has struggled to force his way into the side since Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October but with Wilson heading for the exit door and Bruno Alves’ future at Ibrox still uncertain, the Portuguese defender could win a reprieve from manager Graeme Murty.
The former Vitoria Setubal defender was a mainstay under Caixinha after the Portuguese boss signed him in the summer, but has been limited to brief substitute appearances under Murty as he put his faith in Wilson and Alves.
The 23-year-old will have a long way to go to win over his doubters but has shown glimpses of a talented footballer in his six months in Scotland so far.
Cardoso will face competition from David Bates, Russell Martin, Alves and possibly Ross McCrorie for a starting place over the remainder of the season when Wilson departs and could even be thrown into the side which faces Ross County on Sunday afternoon.
It’s unlikely the Gers will go back into the transfer market in an attempt to replace Wilson meaning Murty must make do with what he has at his disposal currently so a Cardoso return could happen before too long.
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