According to sources, Dean Shiels, Cammy Bell and David Templeton’s Rangers futures are in jeopardy.
Shiels has been a bit-part player for Rangers since arriving from Killie in 2012, and is understood to be unlikely to be offered a new deal when his current contract expires in June. The midfielder’s chances were not helped this morning when his father Kenny dismissed Rangers manager Mark Warburton’s signing Harry Forrester from Doncaster Rovers as ‘not the kind of player Rangers need’.
Likely to be continue to be used as a sub at most, Shiels will almost certainly find himself surplus over the coming months.
Cammy Bell, on the other hand, is a victim of Warburton’s lean squad mentality of only having two goalkeepers in the squad. With fellow ‘keeper Liam Kelly departing on loan for East Fife, Warbs’ clearly wants Wes Foderingham and new signing Maciej Gostomski to be his two stoppers, leaving Bell in limbo. He would have to depart by mutual consent or hope another club is willing to sign him at cost given his deal has 18 months to go.
Lastly Templeton’s case is well-documented, and there is little point re-treading old ground. The winger is 99% certain to be cast out either this window or when his deal expires in the next one.