Date: 13th February 2017 at 12:08pm
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COMMENT By Harvey Byrne

Manager Mark Warburton left his post in charge of Rangers on Friday evening after the club revealed they had accepted his resignation.

The departure follows a poor run of form for the Gers, which saw a heavy 4-1 defeat against Hearts alongside a 1-1 draw with Ross County leaving them in third place in the table.

Striker Martyn Waghorn has since revealed that players found it difficult under the boss due to the team’s constant upheaval.

But, Football Insider have found six struggling players who can revive their careers at Ibrox following Warburton’s exit.

Josh Windass

Windass has often impressed spectators when on the pitch, but surprisingly the 23-year-old found himself in and out of the team under Warburton.

The youngster is considered a bright talent due to his technical ability and was a huge success at Accrington Stanley before making the switch to the Scottish giants on a pre-contract deal in the summer.

With just 13 league games to his name this season Windass could be one of the key players for the next manager if given a chance in the team.

Matt Crooks

Crooks joined Rangers in the same pre-contract deal to what Windass moved in from Accrington.

However, the 23-year-old defensive midfielder saw even less of a chance under Warburton with just three appearances before moving out on loan to League One with Scunthorpe in January.

The Scunthorpe Telegraph have since reported that Crooks has impressed and the youngster could be handed another opportunity at Rangers when he returns in the summer.

Joe Dodoo

Rangers supporters felt that they had signed a star in Dodoo after he came off the bench to score two goals in a 2-1 victory in November against Partick Thistle.

However, the 21-year-old was handed just one league start afterwards, which came the following week in a 2-0 defeat against Hearts.

He has played just 27 minutes in the league since and he was even demoted to the youth team last week.

At his age Dodoo still has a lot of time to grow and the next manager may look to give him more time out on the pitch to help him meet his potential.

Joe Garner

Garner started off as a cult figure to fans after signing from Preston for £1.5million in the summer due to his physical play upfront.

However, supporters then got on his back after just three goals in 23 appearances for the team which has resulted in him being dropped.

But, many feel that Warburton’s passing on the ground tactics did not suit Garner and a manager willing to adapt his style to meet the towering striker’s needs may help Garner rediscover his scoring boots.

Harry Forrester

Forrester was a hue success in Rangers’ Championship winning season in the last campaign, but he hasn’t started in the league since November this time out.

However, fans have not forgotten the ability of the 26-year-old and many were campaigning for him to start before the Greenock Morton clash where he was also an unused substitute.

A change in manager may be the best for the attacker to recapture his past form and he could still prove to be very successful in the Premiership.

Martyn Waghorn

It is fair to say that last season’s top scorer has not reached the same heights this campaign with just three Premiership goals in 18 appearances.

There were also reports coming out in November from the Sun suggesting that the 27-year-old may be looking for a way out after not being handed a new deal by the club.

He has not since signed a new deal with his current one set to expire in 2018 and he was often used sparingly by Warburton alongside being shoe horned out on the wings.

However, he started life after the ex-Brentford boss perfectly on Sunday with a goal against Greenock Morton and after 28 goals last season he could prove to be the one that could have kept Warburton in his job.

In other Rangers news, here is three things learned from the Gers’ Cup clash with Greenock Morton on Sunday.

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