Rangers players set to face further shop window exposure in latest transfer update
Several Rangers players will remain in the shop window when the team goes head-to-head with Hibernian in Leith on Sunday 21 May.
In the penultimate away game of the season, Michael Beale will lead a squad of around 16 senior players, supplemented by youth prospects for the clash against Lee Johnson’s side.
There will be a very similar look to the Rangers team following on from last Saturday’s timely success over Celtic but for different reasons, the players need to embrace their opportunity to shine.
For the likes of Robby McCrorie, John Souttar, Ridvan Yilmaz and even John Lundstram, there is a responsibility on their shoulders to continue their impressive recent form, to show that they can play their part next season, to dispel any notions of flash in the pan impacts, in recent weeks.
McCrorie deserves to hold the gloves until the end of the season, whilst Souttar will play, considering the injuries of Connor Goldson and Ben Davies over the last few games.
With that in mind, there could even be a recall for Leon King tomorrow, in what would be his first start under Beale.
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Set to depart
The clash against Hibs is likely to see Fashion Sakala and Rabbi Matondo start again, maybe even an appearance for Scott Arfield from the beginning or Scott Wright off the bench, as usual.
Those players could be set to depart and the club will be working to move on several, ahead of the exits that are already decided.
Their shop window is the chance for exposure to impress other clubs, elsewhere, ahead of the highly anticipated summer rebuild at Ibrox that will see widespread change in the squad.
Beale has indicated that updates will be provided after this weekend in terms of those who will be leaving the club with Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent heading the list, already. The likes of Allan McGregor and Filip Helander will be added to that list but questions remain over one or two more who are out of contract.
Then it’s all about getting down to business in the transfer market.
In other Rangers news, Sky Sports journalist Alison Conroy shares a ‘nothing to play for’ verdict ahead of the clash with Hibs at Easter Road.