By Sam Stone

2nd May, 2023 | 12:40pm

Scott Wright and Jon McLaughlin to exit Rangers amid 'major' Ibrox development

Scott Wright is set to depart Rangers as Michael Beale looks to begin his “major” overhaul at Ibrox, according to the Daily Record.

It’s believed the Rangers boss is ready to clear the decks, with players under contract also at risk of departing the Scottish giants (Daily Record, 1 May).

Wright, along with Jon McLaughlin are unlikely to see gametime under Beale, and the pair could look to depart in the hope of first-team football elsewhere.

No surprises

This shouldn’t come as a big surprise. The duo have been bit-part players since Beale’s arrival. In McLaughlin’s case, he’s actually been given ample opportunity to show he’s capable of being the Gers’ number one. However, some high-profile errors have cost the 35-year-old.

As for Wright, he’s by no means been a bad player for the Light Blues. The attacker needs to be playing regular and it’s clear that won’t happen under Beale. The squad is littered with players who are surplus to requirements and it’s going to be some task for the Rangers boss to get rid of players who are currently in contract.

We all know the importance of the summer window. The recent losses against Celtic have further highlighted the importance of the off-season. The board and Beale simply cannot get it wrong. Todd Cantwell and Nicolas Raskin have been promising additions, but more quality signings are required to close the gap on Ange Postecoglou’s winning machine.

In other Rangers news, a former Gers boss has raved about one of the first expected arrivals expected in the coming weeks.