Calvin Bassey’s career at Rangers could be over after it emerged he was one of the four players who breached Covid-19 regulations.
That is according to former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the events that unfolded on Sunday evening.
This site exclusively broke the news at 7pm on Sunday that Rangers had launched an internal probe after police broke up a party on Saturday night at which there were four Gers players.
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— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 14, 2021
Two of the Rangers players involved were subsequently named by another media outlet.
Ibrox sources have confirmed to Football Insider that Bassey is one of the quartet who breached Covid-19 protocol.
However, Whelan claimed the incident could have far greater consequences for summer signing Bassey.
“It is not a good impression to make in your first season,” he told Football Insider.
“As a young player, that is the last thing that you should be doing. Bassey should have his head down trying to impress Steven Gerrard.
“They must know that you are not going to get away with this. These are football players at a massive club.
“This could really be detrimental to his career at Rangers and I am pretty sure it will be. We saw what happened to Jordan Jones and George Edmundson. These players should have learned from that incident.
“I find it very hard to think you can allow these players to remain at the club after something like that. The trust is now gone between manager and player.”
Bassey, 21, arrived from Leicester City in the summer on a free transfer.
The left-sided defender has made three league starts among 13 appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side this season and was an unused substitute for Saturday’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.