Rangers defender Danny Wilson has reportedly been axed by manager Graeme Murty for Wednesday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Aberdeen – and Gers fans are quite happy to back Murty’s decision.
EstConsultancy, a reliable source of Rangers information, claimed on their Twitter account that Wilson, 26, will not be in the starting line-up after reports in the Daily Record that the defender was wanted by clubs in the MLS with both Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City interested.
Won't start the game. Unsure of anything else. Sorry. https://t.co/5ann0O3DQ2
— EstConsultancy (@EstConsultancy) January 24, 2018
Wilson has been a mainstay in the starting XI since Graeme Murty succeeded Pedro Caixinha as manager in October after being frozen out by the Portuguese.
Rangers fans were supportive of the decision to axe the defender if he is close to sealing a move after disappointing for much of his second spell at the club.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
I see Danny Wilson has suddenly turned into Franz Beckenbauer…????????????♂️
— Graham Hendry (@TremendoHendo72) January 24, 2018
Danny WILSON not in squad for tonight. If he wants too leave let him go now. If not no point playing him for duration.
— Tony Black (@TonyBlack1872) January 24, 2018
Danny Wilson has played well in the last 3 of the 31 months he has been at Rangers. Some think that makes him a good player. He bottled it against Lustig last year and can get lost as far as I’m concerned.
— Crazy Horse ????⚪️???? (@glasgowsportsfa) January 24, 2018
Not fussed either way about Danny Wilson tbh
— Chris Park (@parkovanbasten) January 24, 2018
Danny Wilson has been poor until the last 6 months, some of that could be due to previous managers, but if he’s chasing the cash then let him go, we need players that’ll play for the shirt….dont be fooled, he’ll still be on a cracking salary.
— JJ (@rangers1688) January 24, 2018
Disappointing news regarding Danny Wilson if true. Our best centre half over the last three seasons. At 26, will only improve.
— Billy Austin (@Bryce9A) January 24, 2018
Danny Wilson is a million times better than David Bates, and Wilson isn’t great
— Fraser Lauffer (@LaufferVVV) January 24, 2018
Wilson has made 15 appearances so far for the Gers this season and is out of contract in the summer.
Manager Graeme Murty has confirmed the club have held talks with all four of the first-team players whose deals are up at the end of the season.
The former Hearts and Liverpool defender rejoined the Gers in 2015 under Mark Warburton and was a mainstay in Warburton’s starting XI.
Russell Martin, Fabio Cardoso, Aidan Wilson and David Bates are all likely replacements for Wilson in the starting XI if the reports Murty has axed him are correct.
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