By Paddy Kenny

19th May, 2022 | 1:38pm

Rangers told to be 'fearful' as exodus expected - pundit

Several Rangers players may leave the club this summer after failing to reach next season’s Champions League.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the club’s summer business.

Rangers would have gone into pot one of next season’s Champions League group stage if they had won the Europa League.

However, the Gers lost on penalties to Frankfurt in Wednesday’s (18 May) final.

Kenny insists Rangers will struggle to attract top players this summer without the guarantee of Champions League football.

He also claims the club will struggle to keep hold of their current squad if sides who are in the Champions League come knocking.

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“Without Champions League football, that is something they will have to be fearful of,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Any club who is guaranteed to be in the Champions League has that advantage when it comes to signing players.

“It would also help if the club are wanting to keep their top players. It’s harder to turn down that move to maybe a better league if you are going to be playing in the Champions League. You wonder how many could go now.

“Of course, they could still get there but there is no guarantee. I’m gutted for Rangers, it would have been great for them to win it.

“I just wonder about how it will affect their summer.”

Rangers could still make the Champions League group stages but they will need to win in the qualification rounds.

The Gers failed to do this under Steven Gerrard las season.

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