Rangers captain Lee Wallace’s suspension and impending exit from Ibrox could leave the Gers short of options at full-back should something happen to Declan John on James Tavernier – but it shouldn’t mean a reprieve for Northern Irish international Lee Hodson.

The former MK Dons player has failed to impress whenever he has been given an opportunity in the first-team with Graeme Murty even preferring Andy Halliday at left-back to Hodson.

Regardless of what might happen with Wallace in the summer, the Light Blues need to get full-back Hodson off the wage-bill and free up some extra funds to improve the squad after the shambolic way this season has gone.

The 26-year-old is never likely to force his way into the plans at Ibrox and hasn’t shown anything that makes him worthwhile to keep around as a back up ahead of a younger player from the club’s Academy.

Moving on the deadwood like Hodson, Harry Forrester, Joe Dodoo, Michael O’Halloran and Andy Halliday is going to be half the fight for Mark Allen this season as the Gers struggle with an already bloated squad.

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With one year left on his Ibrox contract, Hodson could find himself loaned out for the season before being released but whatever happens it isn’t worth anybody’s time to have him hanging around Ibrox for another 12 months.

In other Rangers news, Graeme Souness has revealed how Light Blues completed £250,000 new signing on private jet in Paris in the middle of the night.

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