Three attackers Rangers should sign to replace 26-year-old after reported indiscipline
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
A report from Rangers news site Got The Battle Fever On has claimed that Michael O’Halloran could be nearing the Gers exit doors after failing to turn up to an Under-20s match that he was scheduled to start in.
O’Halloran was told to report for the youth-team clash after being left out of Pedro Caixinha’s senior squad for the 3-0 Scottish Premiership triumph at Aberdeen on Sunday.
However, it is claimed that the 26-year-old has since stunned the Gers coaching staff alongside teammate Kenny Miller after failing to turn up for the match which the Under-20s won 2-1 without any explanation.
It is clear that Rangers already need a new right midfielder with natural striker Martyn Waghorn currently filling in there and now after this latest development, Football Insider have discovered three attackers the Gers could bring in to replace O’Halloran.
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Anya, 29, is currently struggling to break into a Derby team in the English Championship.
The versatile attacker has failed to start in any of the last nine Championship matches for Gary Rowett’s men, but with vast experience of playing in the Premier League and the Championship he could be the perfect signing for Rangers.
The right-winger still has three years left on his contract at the Midlands club, but a move to his boyhood club could entice the Glasgow-born attacker into pushing for a move at this stage of his career.
Anya is also a current Scotland international, which is perhaps a field that Rangers are lacking in with just Lee Wallace in the team.
Rangers were rumoured to be interested in the 29-year-old Aberdeen attacker in January, but it was reported that he was keen on a move to Hearts.
Nothing has as of yet been decided for the experienced wide player, whose contract is running out at the end of May.
The 50-time capped Northern Ireland international certainly has vast experience of playing in the Premiership with 202 appearances to his name, returning 62 goals and 44 assists.
This season the player who can play on both the left and the right has brought a fine return of 14 goals and 11 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions and his attacking flair could certainly strengthen the current Rangers team.
Bennett, 28, could be picked up for a cut-price fee this summer depending on whether Blackburn who are currently in the Championship relegation zone drop down or not.
Now, Rangers may be reluctant to move for a player who has just suffered demotion to the English third tier.
However, Bennett is another who can boast great experience and he has 59 appearances in total in the Premier League alongside 72 in the Championship.
The former Brighton and Norwich man is known for his quick feet and while James Tavernier has impressed on the right with similar attributes for Rangers this season, Bennett possesses the delivery that can unlock defences.
He is also entering the final year of his contract in the summer, which is only another reason why the Gers should explore signing him.
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