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30th Apr, 2017 | 9:21pm

Trevor Steven responds when asked how many players Rangers should hold onto next season

By Harvey Byrne

Former Rangers attacker and England international Trevor Steven has simply responded “not a lot” when asked how many players the Ibrox giants should hold onto next season.

The Gers are struggling in their first season back in the Premiership and they currently sit in third place and nine points off second with just four matches left to play.

Further damage was also inflicted on the Glasgow giants on Saturday afternoon as they fell to a humiliating 5-1 defeat on their own turf against fierce rivals Celtic, also leaving them an incredible 36 points behind the Hoops.

Much of the Rangers playing staff has come in for criticism during the campaign and Steven believes there is not many individuals the club should look to keep on if they are to improve in the next campaign.

“Rangers have got a big job in changing that squad around on very little money, so they are going to be very smart on their recruitment in the summer,” told Steven while acting as a pundit on BeinSport, as shown on YouTube.

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“They’ll be looking to that already. Caixinha’s now seen the majority of his players, playing in the big games.”

He was then asked by the presenter: “How many would he (Caixinha) want to keep,” to which Steven simply replied: “Not a lot.”

Many believe Rangers’ best players to be veteran duo Clint Hill and Kenny Miller, who have a combined age of 75.

Former manager Mark Warburton did however make a grand total of 11 permanent signings in the previous window, but many have since turned out to be flops with Joey Barton and Matt Gilks having already left the club.

Supporters will now be hoping for a better window under March appointment Caixinha, but it is unknown how much money he will have to play for.

In other Rangers news, this ex-Premier League manager believes he is capable of managing the Gers.

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