Mark Allen must get rid of host of Rangers duds in summer, clearout could spark title fight
Rangers’ faint title hopes are at an end leaving Gers fans looking to next season for their side to finally end Celtic’s dominance of the Scottish Premiership – but director of football Mark Allen needs to get rid of a host of Ibrox duds.
The Gers have a bloated squad after four consecutive transfer windows of “rebuilding” leaving a number of high-earning players struggling to even get a place in the matchday squad.
There isn’t an area of the pitch where the Gers don’t have players who could be moved on and their wages used elsewhere to strengthen the squad and launch a sustained challenge for the title.
Whether it is Lee Hodson and Fabio Cardoso in defence; midfielders like Niko Kranjcar and Andy Halliday or Michael O’Halloran and Joe Dodoo in attack, the Gers are wasting so much money paying players who have almost no chance of playing anything more than a few minutes to give someone else a break.
There are more than the players already mentioned that the Gers could do with getting off the wage bill and re-invest in bringing in genuine quality who can help Graeme Murty’s side take that next step and overtake their bitter rivals.
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Allen had great success in the January transfer window bringing new faces to Ibrox but needs to replicate that this summer to help the Gers close in on title number 55.
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