Rangers outcast Fabio Cardoso has posted a defiant message on Twitter as he continues to be frozen out of the Gers side under Graeme Murty.
Cardoso was a mainstay in the side during Pedro Caixinha’s time in charge after the 23-year-old’s arrival at Ibrox from Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal in the summer.
Since Caixinha’s sacking in October however, the defender has been limited to a handful of appearances as he tries to force his way back into the side.
Despite his lack of action, Cardoso hasn’t given up hope of getting back into the starting XI, saying he “never surrenders” alongside a picture of him training at the Gers’ Auchenhowie base.
“It’s very hard to beat someone who never surrenders,” Cardoso said, in Portuguese, on his personal Twitter account.
“É muito difícil vencer alguém que nunca se rende” ???????????? pic.twitter.com/8as5bH1t0r
— Fábio Cardoso6 (@fcardoso04) February 11, 2018
The defender has made 17 appearances for the Ibrox giants and most recently started last month’s Scottish Cup tie with Highland League minnows Fraserburgh.
With Russell Martin, David Bates, Bruno Alves and Ross McCrorie all ahead of him in the pecking order for a place in Murty’s side it is unlikely Cardoso is going to be able to win a starting spot any time soon.
Cardoso’s Ibrox contract runs until the summer of 2020 after penning a three-year deal after his move to Scotland.
In other Rangers news, Murty has delivered his verdict on Sunday’s win against Ayr.