'You cannot change Gerrard's mind' - Two Rangers players told they will go in Jan by pundit
Rangers will look to bin Jordan Jones and George Edmundson in January as part of a clear-out at Ibrox.
That is according to former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about potential departures from the Light Blues next month.
Last week Gers boss Steven Gerrard admitted that he expected “a few” players to leave when the transfer window re-opens on 1 January.
Jones, 26, and teammate Edmundson, 23, were hit with seven-game bans by the Scottish Football Association for breaching Covid-19 restrictions last month.
When asked by Football Insider if he expected Jones and Edmundson to be shown the door next month, Whelan said:
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“There are players at Rangers that Steven does not need and I think he will look to strengthen in a couple of positions in January as well.
“I do not think they will ignore the window because they are playing well. I think they will make signings.
“Players will be surplus to requirements and their exit will free up room on the wage bill for new signings. This is what happens at big clubs like Rangers.
“Jones’ and Edmundson’s Covid breach has forced Steven Gerrard’s hand.
“He will look at everything but first on every single managers list is trust. Can you trust a player on and off the field? I think those two have blown their trust.
“The way Glasgow Rangers are playing now they do not need players like that.
“You cannot change Gerrard’s mind now. I think they will go in January.
“If you do not meet the criteria and the standards required to be a regular in the first team then, unfortunately you need to look somewhere else.”
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