'There should be riots', 'Big loss' - Rangers fans react as first teamer reportedly rejects deal
Rangers defender David Bates has rejected a new contract with the Gers, according to reports, and Gers fans want to see him axed as a result.
Gers fans blog Four Lads Had a Dream, which has been a very reliable source for news about the club in recent months, claimed on their Twitter account on Sunday morning that the defender has turned down “initial offers” from the Glasgow giants.
Bates has forced his way into being a mainstay in the starting XI after replacing Bruno Alves in the Old Firm clash on December 30th.
The former Raith Rovers defender is out of contract in the summer and the Gers were hoping to secure his future after impressing since coming back into the side.
Fans want to see Bates taken out the side while talks go on – with one saying the hoped the report were true as the defender isn’t “Rangers class.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
If Bates is turning down a new deal then I don't see why we wouldn't start Cardoso instead of him unless they feel they can get a deal done with him
— Bradley ???????? (@BradleyRfc) February 19, 2018
Hope it's TRUE he's NOT RANGERS CLASS I wouldn't play him for the BB..
— david ward (@davidwa23100663) February 18, 2018
If bates gets a new contract there should be riots. He’s not good enough and never will be. It’s that simple.
— Zoidgers (@nathanj3001) February 18, 2018
completely agree no wonder the club ain't renewed bates contract. That miss summed up his football ability
— dale (@dalebarrass1) February 18, 2018
Bates knocked back a contract, if true a big loss imo
— WK72???????? (@WJK1872) February 16, 2018
so just 1 rejection thats always the same just seen he rejected multiples should a just tweeted you lot first always 100% spot on
— steven ???????????????? (@stevenRFC2) February 19, 2018
Strange that Bates rejecting new contract.
— Graham Dorrans Loyal (@Dorrans_WATP) February 16, 2018
The 21-year-old joined the Gers in 2016, initially on loan, from Raith Rovers and impressed enough to win a permanent move to Ibrox.
After making the breakthrough towards the end of last season, Bates had remained on the fringes of the first-team this season before Alves’ injury opened an opportunity for the Kirkcaldy-born star.
Bates as made 13 appearances so far this season for the Light Blues.
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