Rangers captain Lee Wallace hasn’t travelled to Spain with the rest of Steven Gerrard’s side as they head for Andalusia for ten days.
The Gers skipper is currently in a dispute with the Ibrox giants over a row with former manager Graeme Murty which saw Wallace and Kenny Miller suspended then fined by the Gers.
The Light Blues were pictured arriving at Glasgow Airport on Sunday morning by Radio Clyde, with Wallace one of several senior players who were conspicuous by their absence.
????WATCH: Steven Gerrard and his Rangers squad arrive at Glasgow Airport ahead of their pre-season trip to Spain.
Lee Wallace doesn’t travel, while new signings Nikola Katic, Connor Goldson and Ovie Ejaria will meet up with the team in Andalusia. pic.twitter.com/QcTl5Rt6xx
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Eduardo Herrera, Fabio Cardoso, Jason Holt and Michael O’Halloran weren’t pictured as part of the travelling party as they look set to depart Ibrox this summer, while youngsters Zak Rudden, Glenn Middleton, Stephen Kelly, Aidan Wilson and Robby McCrorie all took their seats on the flight.
Football Insider verdict:
Wallace’s dispute with the club made it difficult for him to head out to Spain although if it is resolved soon then he might be back in the squad but until that happens then the status quo will remain. Wallace’s ongoing injury problems must also be a massive concern with the Gers with the 30-year-old out of action since September. If the Light Blues can get him fit then it would be a boost but it seems his injury issues are proving much harder to get over than anticipated. Whatever happens with Wallace, Declan John’s form since taking over at left-back means it will be incredibly difficult for him to force his way back into the starting XI. The others who have missed out are effectively dead in the water as Rangers players and it is surely only a matter of time before they leave the club. If the Gers can move them on as soon as possible then it will give Gerrard a little more scope to improve his squad
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.