The Glasgow Evening Times have claimed that Rangers are set to offload four senior players this summer in the form of Wes Foderingham, Lee Wallace, Gareth McAuley and Graham Dorrans.
Signed by Steven Gerrard last summer, Northern Ireland veteran McAuley has failed in the Light Blue shirt of Rangers. He remains the club’s fourth-choice centre-back, playing only 10 times this season.
He and Lee Wallace are both set to see their contracts expire at the end of June. Foderingham, meanwhile, will feel slightly hard done by given the signing of Allan McGregor has seen him warm the bench.
Dorrans has managed just three appearances under Gerrard with injuries stopping any kind of momentum. Both Dorrans and Foderingham have time left on their contracts, but Rangers are willing to wave goodbye.
Indeed, Foderingham and Dorrans have 12 months remaining on their contracts. It remains to be seen if they will request a transfer fee for either player, in a bid to help them leave Ibrox in the coming months.
Wallace and McAuley were expected to leave the club given their current contract situation. Dorrans, meanwhile, will be frustrated given that he started his Rangers career so well following his £1.5million (Sun) move from Norwich.
He scored five goals and created four assists in 23 games. But persistent injuries have seen him sit on the sidelines at Ibrox, and with Gerrard looking to conduct another shake up to close the gap between themselves and Celtic, Dorrans is a casualty.
Foderingham will also feel unlucky given that he had done nothing wrong – but the form of McGregor makes him unneeded. There is no point having two goalkeepers on first-team wages.
These are just four names likely to leave, but plenty more could follow. 18 players are currently out on loan. The likes of Eduardo Herrera, Jason Holt and Jak Alnwick may struggle to have a future at Ibrox upon their return.