Jack Simpson at end of Ibrox career, Filip Helander and Nikola Katic could follow on way out of Rangers
Rangers flop Jack Simpson is all-but-done at the club and two other senior players could join him, according to Derek Clark.
Simpson arrived on a free transfer from then-Championship side Bournemouth in February 2021 but has barely featured since making the move to Ibrox.
He made just three league appearances last season and Clark believes the impending arrival of Ben Davies will signal the end of his days at Rangers, with Filip Helander and Nikola Katic potentially even joining him.
Speaking on the latest YouTube upload for the Rangers Review, Clark shared his opinion on how the defensive options could look going forward.
“In terms of Helander and Katic,” he said. “This could possibly be the end of their Ibrox careers, Rangers very top-heavy now in defence and central midfield for me.
“I know Sands played at the back with Connor Goldson on Saturday, Katic came on in that second half. Helander obviously injured at the moment, Simpson we’ve not seen, it’s fair to say that his Ibrox career isn’t going to materialise any further you’d imagine.”
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Recruiting Simpson in the first place seemed like an odd call, given he was far from a regular starter for Bournemouth during his time on the south coast.
He had started six league games all season before signing his Rangers contract and while four of them were clean sheets, none of them were against the top teams in the league that season.
Helander is a similar story, with the Swede being frozen out of the team after Calvin Bassey broke through and nailed down his place in the team.
The 29-year-old did play twice as much as Simpson last season, but that only comes out at six league appearances due to his massive injury issues.
Katic could be a superior player to Helander and Katic, but he too is now non-essential at Ibrox with his injury past also heavily plagued.
He was loaned out to Croatian side Hajduk Split last season and helped them to finish second, but Rangers flourished in his absence.
While Davies drifted in and out of the Sheffield United team last season, he is still a very talented defender that may well push all three players further out the exit door.
In other Rangers news, the club are under no pressure to sell Glen Kamara this summer.