Following the infamous 4-4 bounce match with Liverpool, manager Steven Gerrard has appeared to cut ties entirely with flops Eros Grezda, Kyle Lafferty and Borna Barisic, with widely-reported assertions the £5M trio will be moved on this summer.
The three of them arrived arguably with the biggest hype of last summer’s window, and were heralded as Gerrard’s big recruits especially given the outlay on them, but it’s safe to say all have failed spectacularly and their absence from yesterday’s matchday squad was telling.
Asked about certain players’ competence, Stevie said:
“Have they taken what was said on board? Have they been in the starting 11? Not much, so that answers your question. You’ve no chance in this country if your attitude isn’t bang on. Without mental strength you get chewed up and spat out in this league.”
We at Ibrox Noise have been attacking Borna Barisic’s embarrassing lack of it since autumn, but it’s evident all three are the same and just aren’t mentally giving Rangers what their salary would expect.
We will have more on this developing story as the day goes on (and believe us, there’s a lot), but going by our manager’s comments the three of them (and more) are gone this summer.
And frankly we won’t miss any of them.