With the season almost over at Rangers, fans are already turning their attention towards the summer transfer window and next season, attempting to understand what is needed at Ibrox to truly challenge Celtic.
Steven Gerrard and his recruitment team have a lot of decisions to make on the first-team squad and not just in terms of what players need to be brought to the club, but also who should leave.
According to website Football Insider, a decision has already been made on the future of Graham Dorrans, with the midfielder said to be on the verge of an Ibrox exit.
The outlet reckons the club are concerned about his current fitness status after missing the majority of this season to a knee injury. Such is the lack of faith that they are prepared to come to a mutual agreement that would allow him to leave the club on a free transfer.
Elsewhere in the squad the contract situation is much less complicated and one player you’d expect to be packing his bags is Gareth McAuley.
The veteran defender was signed by Gerrard last year but has gone on to make just eight starts for the club, only two of which have come in 2019 so far.
The player is now 39 years old and if he is not almost on the verge of retirement then the likelihood is he won’t be at Ibrox.
We do need back-up to the central defensive positions, especially as Joe Worrall is on his way back to Nottingham Forest, but surely we should be looking at a more viable long-term option? Perhaps a young player who can grow into the role over time.
With his contract expiring at the end of the current campaign, this is a Rangers decision that should be pretty simple.
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