By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

28th Jun, 2021 | 10:10am

Alex McLeish: George Edmundson faces make-or-break Rangers summer

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Alex McLeish has insisted that George Edmundson is set to face a make-or-break summer at Rangers over pre-season.

The Scottish Sun has reported that the defender isn’t for sale, despite spending most of last season on loan at Derby.

McLeish has backed the defender to make the most of his chances if he wants to stay at Ibrox for the long term.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “You have to prove that in training.

“You have to prove it when you get the good fortune to play, the pre-season games, and I’m sure that will be a determined young man.”

Make or break.

It will have been the hardest season of his senior career for Edmundson over the past year.

Having said that, he put it on himself by breaking the trust of Steven Gerrard and being shipped out on loan to Derby.

Being given this second chance could motivate him more than ever to prove people wrong though, and could leave the Bears with a cracking defender on their hands.

Jack Simpson has struggled since his arrival, and injuries to Leon Balogun and Filip Helander did open the door for him, so the chances will be there for the former Oldham man.

Edmundson clearly won’t be the first choice under Gerrard, but he will more than get his chance to prove that he should be.

It is up to him how far he climbs the ladder in Glasgow.

In other Rangers news, the Bears want to sign young striker, bargain move could be completed – report