Two clubs: four players – Rangers linked with ditching more dead wood; report

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 Article by: Ibrox Noise

As Rangers fans know, Pedro Caixinha has been desperately hard at work bringing in new recruits and trying to shed as much of the dead wood as possible.

Already we have seen the departures of Clint Hill, Philippe Senderos, Jon Toral, Emerson Hyndman and Joe Garner, while Bruno Alves, Fabio Cardoso, Ryan Jack, Daniel Candeias, Dalcio, and Alfredo Morelos have come the other way and arrived at the Marble Staircase; but the work is far from over.

With Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera mooted for a switch over the next 24 hours, two English sides have been heavily linked with two players respectively, meaning Rangers could possibly hope to shift four players in one reasonably fell swoop.

Following on from the long-running story that League One outfit Scunthorpe wish to seal both Matt Crooks and Martyn Waghorn’s signatures has been the breaking claim by a national outlet today that Preston North-End are interested in both James Tavernier and Rob Kiernan.

Both were acquired for modest six-figure fees, and while Kiernan is undoubtedly surplus and would go at a reasonable offer, the Tavernier situation is more complex. While not the flavour of many fans’ months, he nevertheless has held his first-team slot consistently, regardless of which manager, and so while in theory many fans would leap at the chance to sell, does Caixinha even want to?

Here is hoping he does because, defensively, Tavernier is a weak link and Rangers are now filled with enough wingers and attackers to make his saving grace of forward play arguably a bit of a moot point.

As for Crooks and Waghorn, they remain heavily rumoured with that switch to England – Crooks is reportedly unfit through the injury he sustained down south months ago, and that transfer cannot apparently go ahead till he regains fitness, while Waghorn has been connected with a Scunthorpe transfer for a long time, with Leeds also said to be in the picture.

So it is quite possible these four could indeed be on their way out sooner rather than later.

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  1. I think that Tav is a fine player. A mistake to let him go.

    We need a decent squad for a long hard season.

    Deadwood? Kiernan etc aye. Tav, sorry No

    • What have you been watching? Tav a fine player? Away you go! He was fine in the Championship but now? He's useless and eternally gets caught. I for one would be happy to see him out the door.

  2. We should sign a top class right back if Pedro doesn't fancy Lee Hodson, before we let Tavernier go. I think by now everybody knows I only want Tav to play as a wing-back and I prefer us to play with 3 at the back with 2 wing-backs, to make us HARDER TO BEAT!

  3. If you look back last season, Tav cost us at least 40% of goals conceded due to his inability to tackle, mark his man, poor positioning, can't jump for headers, losing the ball cheaply with no effort to get it back, and general poor attitude at times. I think he is nice guy, but just does not have the required defensive ability at RB, therefore a liability.
    Could Pedro use him in midfield?, I don't know, but Tav did not improve when Pedro came to Rangers, so how can we expect anything different next season?!.
    Every time I see Tavs name on the teamsheet as RB, I worry as he is a weak link in our defence and every opposition knows it!

  4. Tavs a weird 1 he's not the best but is our current best rb' he's pretty decent going forward but poor defensively would he be better suited in a rwb role ? And even if he were to be sold could we get a better rb in for the money we'd receive for him?

  5. I just hope we have spent all that money on good players and not only on people who new Pedro and new there was big money to be had,i just hope all this money makes us number one i fear for us this will be the last big money spent if it works then great i would love that my fear if it went ass up then what do we do.lets do this i mean this season we need to pedro.

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