Despite being present for training and missing the second leg of St Joseph’s through ineligibility, Daniel Candeias has been completely excluded for today’s visit of Blackburn, adding further fuel to the departure story.
The Portuguese spoke to Turkish representatives over a possible switch, but after he was seen laughing and joking with Stevie in recent days hopes had been raised that the exit was possibly off.
With, however, his omission from the entire match day squad for the clash against Tony Mowbray’s men, it does look even more likely the 31-year old has played his last match for Rangers under Steven Gerrard.
The manager has put out a pretty strong team to say the least but it’s the absence of the previous stalwart that continues to raise eyebrows, and after the brief possibility that he was remaining at Ibrox recently, it seems he is still very much one Gerrard doesn’t see as part of Rangers’ future.
Watch this space.