By Doug Ward

8th Jul, 2021 | 7:15am

Ciaran Dickson failed to show at Rangers training before release

Ciaran Dickson contributed to his own demise at Rangers by failing to show for training, according to The Athletic journalist Jordan Campbell.

Last month, The Sun reported that Dickson, 19, was told to leave Ibrox after a fallout behind the scenes. However, it was never reported what the issue was.

Writing on The Athletic website, Campbell now reports the “very highly-rated” midfielder struggled with disciplinary issues and a no-show at training started his downwards spiral.

“He was one of the standout players in the UEFA Youth League but questions over his discipline never seemed to be far away,” said Campbell.

“I understand he was allowed to travel to Sheffield United last summer to train but he was given another opportunity after impressing [Steve] Gerrard, who is said to have empathised with his background, in training.

I believe he didn’t turn up for training once, though, and that was the beginning of the end really, given how big Gerrard is on commitment and trust. It’s a shame it’s ended this way as he has the talent to go on to have a good career. It will be interesting to see which club he goes to next.”

Where next?

That’s a big question that Dickson will be asking himself.

The Sun reported that Burnley were interested in him but once his issues with discipline and failure to turn up to training are brought to head, will they still want him?

At the end of the day, Dickson is a bright young talent who did manage to fit in one senior appearance for the Gers before leaving and he clearly had a supporter in Gerrard.

He has talent – he just doesn’t seem as though he has the right attitude.

If Gerrard struggled to get him applying himself in training and showing that he can be a top player in the future then we’re not sure what hope people will have at Burnley unless they have someone who specialises in dealing with youngsters like Dickson.

We don’t want to see this young man’s career go to waste.

We really do hope that he’s able to turn things around wherever he goes next and if he does end up at Turf Moor, he should find himself incredibly lucky that an English Premier League team has decided to take him on.

In other Rangers news, Gers fans have reacted to the latest on this player’s future at Ibrox with one saying the club should “sell him”.