Rangers do not expect 26-yr-old to play for them ever again - Ibrox sources

Rangers do not expect Jak Alnwick to play for them again as he closes in on a permanent exit, Football Insider has learned.

The goalkeeper has been recovering from a broken arm sustained in December that temporarily dashed his hopes of a permanent move to his loan club Blackpool.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Alnwick will not be offered an extension to his contract, which expires this summer.

The keeper, 26, is expected to find a new club south of the border.

The expectation had been that would be Blackpool, where he had been the first choice in the first half of the campaign and been in impressive form for the promotion hopefuls.

Talks took place over signing a pre-contract agreement that would see him join permanently in July.

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However, the waters have been muddied by the February sacking of Simon Grayson, who had been pushing hard for Alnwick to be signed permanently, as well as the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Cash-strapped lower league clubs may be reluctant to commit to any deals amid so much uncertainty over their revenues with no matches being played.

The Englishman has no future at Rangers, where Allan McGregor is the undisputed first choice, and he is set to move on a free at the end of the campaign.

The former England Under-20 international started the third-tier club’s first 22 league matches of the campaign and conceded just 24 goals while keeping seven clean sheets.

He has made just 11 appearances for Rangers and spent the whole of last season out on loan at Scunthorpe United.

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