COMMENT

Rangers could be set for a huge overhaul of their squad for the fourth successive summer but before the season ends the Gers are going to have to make a decision on the future of Northern Ireland Under-21 star Jordan Thompson.

Thompson’s Ibrox deal comes to an end at the end of the season and the 21-year-old could be one of a host of players through the exit door.

The former Manchester United youth has spent the second-half of the season on loan with Livingston as the West Lothian side have surged up the Championship table since the turn of the year.

Thompson joined the Gers from United in 2015 and made a handful of first-team appearances under Mark Warburton before stints on loan at Airdrie, Raith Rovers and Livingston.

The 21-year-old midfielder has made five appearances for Livi since joining them on loan and started for Northern Ireland’s Under-21 side on Thursday night against Spain.

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At 21, it’s unlikely Thompson is going to break into the first-team squad at Ibrox in the near-future and the boyhood Gers fan is likely to be at the end of his Rangers career with the likes of Greg Docherty at a similar age but streets ahead of where Thompson is in his development.

While it’s unfortunate for Thompson that his Gers career could be in its final weeks, the Northern Irishman shouldn’t have any trouble finding a club but he simply hasn’t progressed like the Gers would’ve hoped when they signed him almost three years ago.

In other Rangers news, Russell Martin is now fit again after suffering an injury

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