Rangers’ manager Mark Warburton today has hinted at exits for Ibrox stalwarts Nicky Clark, Dean Shiels and Nicky Law.
While confirming talks for similarly out of contract Harry Forrester are at an ‘advanced stage’, Warburton was a lot less forthcoming about renewals for the long-serving trio:
“We have spoken to a number of players and looked at different things. We look at our options and see how we lie budget-wise. That’s important to get our planning right.”
Warburton was eager to get Kenny Miller tied down once the striker had activated his renewal clause based on appearances earlier this season, and is equally keen to seal up Forrester long term, but appears infinitely less inclined to renew the existing batch of players whose contracts expire this June.
After all, negotiations with all of these players would be taking place and presumably at an ‘advanced stage’ if Rangers’ boss wanted them to remain.
Change is afoot at Ibrox this summer – that tinkering begins now.